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The two players Manchester United are hoping to sell this week

The Red Devils are still busy in the transfer market

Manchester United are looking to sell two first team players this week ahead of pushing on with their own business ahead of the first game of the season.

The Red Devils begin their campaign on Monday night against struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers, who may well not have a manager at that point amid increasing speculation surrounding Julien Lopetegui.

Erik ten Hag will be without Rasmus Hojlund for the tie with his new signing still recovering from injury, and he could be without two more options should the week go as planned for the Old Trafford side.

This comes with both Donny van de Beek and Brazilian midfielder Fred set to leave ahead of the new season.

Van De Beek is in negotiations over a move to Real Sociedad, who also want Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney. The deal for the Dutchman will be a loan move initially after what has been a torrid spell in Manchester since his move from Ajax in 2020.

Bought for £35m, the midfielder has made just 6 Premier League starts in three seasons and has totalled 60 appearances in all competitions, with the majority of those coming from the substitutes bench.

Meanwhile, Fred is also free to leave having yet to play a minute in pre-season, though a move to Galatasaray is thought to have stalled with the Turkish side not willing to increase their offer for the Brazilian.

Fulham remain interested along with several other clubs around Europe, and the midfielder is seemingly certain to leave before September’s transfer deadline.

Should both midfielders leave, it would clear the way for United to finally make a move for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, who is valued at 30m euros.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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