Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told chief executive Ed Woodward that he wants nine players replaced at the club according to a report from the stables of the BBC.

It was revealed that former Red Devils striker Solskjaer wanted Ed Woodward to sack and replace nine players at the club.

Manchester United were able to move on six players this summer.

Romelu Lukaku signed for Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan this summer and the Belgian international was joined by Alexis Sanchez before the transfer window ended.

Chilean international Alexis Sanchez joined the Italians.

In total, six senior Manchester United players were released this summer either on loan or permanently.

Apart from Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, the likes of Ander Herrera, Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia and Chris Smalling also left the Red Devils this summer.

According to the aforementioned report, virtually all the Manchester United officials agreed that Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku should be allowed to leave the club.

Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini also left Manchester United this year.

He moved to China during the winter transfer window.

Ed Woodward was able to sign just three players for Manchester United this summer for a combined fee of 145 million pounds but that has not been able to make up for the exodus of players witnessed in the summer.

Manchester United have struggled this season with the club presently in 12th spot with just nine points from eight games.



Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.