With Carabao Cup and Champions league football now in the bag, Manchester United would hope to secure the FA Cup trophy on June 3rd and then look ahead to next season. For Erik Ten Hag, it has been an impressive first season in charge, but he could have done better. No doubt United would be looking to revamp their squad and challenge for bigger titles in the coming campaign. However, to bring in new quality players, there's need to let go of less influential players in the team. Below are 5 players that Man Utd should offload this summer and why;
Despite being the most expensive defender in world football, Harry Maguire has failed to live up to expectations at Manchester United. For a captain, he is always culpable of making mistakes at the back, mistakes that usually hurts his team. It is no longer news that United fans would always breathe a sigh of relief when Maguire doesn't play, little wonder why Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane are Erik Ten Hag's first choice central defenders. Reports suggest that the England International is set to leave Old Trafford this summer and should United get any offer, they would be glad to let Maguire leave.
2- Christian Eriksen
Since surviving a life threatening heart attack at the 2020 Euros, Christian Eriksen's return to the pitch has been nothing short of a miracle. United took a chance with him by giving him a one year contract last summer, but they must look pass the Dane if they want more creativity and energy in the middle of the park
3- Wout Weghorst
The Weghorst experiment will come to an end this summer and the fans would be happy to see a player who has no real quality on the ball leave.
4- Tyrell Malacia
Although he might have only joined in the summer, the Dutchman is not a very fantastic left back and that's why Luke Shaw is first choice. Defensively, he's just about good, but offensively, Malacia lacks right quality to get him behind the opponent's defense and deliver good crosses.
5- Phil Jones
Phil Jones is to leave Manchester United when his contract expires in the summer. The 31 year old, who joined in 2011 has made 229 appearances for the Reds and scored six goals. With his final outing coming in a 3-0 win over Brentford at the end of last season he has been sidelined throughout 2022/23, despite incredible efforts, on his part, to regain fitness. It has been a frustrating time for Jones, who is looking to the future and a new chapter, while being extremely grateful for the support of his family and the club's fans over this gruelling period.
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