Mata Out Of Old Trafford? Four Players That Manchester United Must Sell In The Summer
Manchester United are looking fine head into the final part of the season under the bosom of new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with and Champions League quarter-final and a FA Cup quarter-final on the horizon. This summer is sure to be one of transition for United, as Solskjaer looks to trim down his squad and improve his side as they once again hope for a title charge. Below we look at four players who should be let go in summer.
Darmian was tipped to leave Manchester United in the summer but it did not happen for one reason or another. A solid and reliable option he may be, but he simply is not being given the game time a player of his class deserves and should look to find another club in June. The 29-year-old has played 59 times for the Red Devils in his four years at the club and Ole is yet to use him in a Premier League game, meaning his time at the club looks to be over.
One of the biggest names and biggest earners on this list, Juan Mata is a loveable footballer but United should be looking to let him go this summer. At 30-years-old, his best days are now behind him and he does not look like he fits into Solskjaer’s current system. He is still a top-class player but as David Moyes’ first signing, United fans would not lose too much sleep if he were to leave this year.
One man who looks certain to leave this summer is Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo. He has not made an appearance for United in the Premier League since they played Fulham in December, under former boss Jose Mourinho. He has fallen out of favour and simply not made progress this season and at 28-years-old, looks to be coming to the end of his United career. They need some fresh blood in defence and Rojo should be cleared out to make room for the new signings.
Phil Jones is actually alright at football. He gets a bad reputation due to his funny faces but his defending is decent most of the time. Having said that, he should be part of this defensive clearout that allows United to move on. He is, like Marouane Fellaini, symbolic of a long period of failure for Manchester United and a time that they will want to forget about, as they look towards a more positive future.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is almost certain to land the Manchester United job on a permanent basis and he faces a big job in the summer. He must improve the quality of his squad and get rid of the deadwood players, that are taking up wages and not contributing to his system.