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The seven players who could leave Manchester United as part of clear-out

The seven players who could leave Manchester United as part of clear-out

A report from the Sun over the weekend suggests that Manchester United could part with as many as seven stars in January, as part of a clear-out.

Man United’s squad

The Red Devils of course have a fairly large squad with cover in basically every position.

That, however, does not necessarily mean that the cover in question is up to scratch, or that the starting players in some areas are even good enough.

The main example of this comes in midfield. All of Fred, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic can technically be used as defensive midfielders.

However, none are really good enough in that role, especially when played alongside Paul Pogba, whose defensive ability is questionable.

As a result, it would probably be wise for Man United to move on some of their deadwood in the middle of the park, before bringing in quality performers, such as a top-class no.6.

The seven players who could leave Manchester United as part of clear-out

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 24: Donny Van De Beek of Manchester United reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group H stage match between Manchester United and İstanbul Basaksehir at Old Trafford on November 24, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Man United clear-out?

And, as mentioned above, a report from the Sun this weekend suggests that the Old Trafford hierarchy are indeed eyeing a clear-out of sorts.

It is claimed that the Manchester outfit are planning to clean house starting from January, with as many as seven players up for grabs.

The players named in the piece are Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Anthony Martial, Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles:

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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