EPL: Solskjaer “confirms” Man United summer departures


It is becoming clear that two Man United players are cleared to leave the club this summer window after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that they have been training separately from the first-team.

The Red Devils boss claims the two players, Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling have asked the club to release them in this summer transfer window but they are yet to finalize their move away.

Chris Smalling already has suitors but there is yet to be an agreement on the fee with Man United. Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma have tabled an £11 million offer for the 30-year-old but the Red Devils are insisting on £20 million.

Marcos Rojo is also pushing for a move away from the club but he is also yet to find buyers who are willing to meet Man United’s demands and that leaves him as a player of the club.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has noted that for players to be part of his team, they must be ready to be a part of the club’s culture and give all that is required as their contribution and if they are unwilling to do so, they will have to train separately.

Howbeit, both players are expected to force their way through from the club before the close of the summer window on October 5.


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