Manchester United are planning to trim their squad in January amid reports director of football John Murtough is ready to put five players up for sale.
The Red Devils signed Cristiano Ronaldo, Jordan Sancho and Rafael Verane for more than 130 million pounds during the summer and the club heirachy are ready to cash in on some of the fringe players at their disposal.
Prior to Manchester United victory against Atalanta on Wednesday, The Sun and 90 min reported that the Red Devils could put about five players up for sale in January.
It remains to be seen whether Ole Gunnar will still be in charge to oversee the January transfer businesses as the Red Devils recorded thier first victory in four matches against Atalanta in the EUFA champions league.
According to the Sun on Wednesday, Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial are part of the players who would be sold to generate fund in January. Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Donny Van de Beek would also be sold if suitable offers arrived in January.
Victor Lindelof is surplus to requirements at Manchester United after Rafael Verane was signed over the summer while Anthony Martial has not lived up to expectations since his arrival in 2015.
The Frenchman has been in and out of the team since the last campaign and the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo has pushed him further down the pecking order at the old Trafford side.
Phil Jones has not played for United for almost two years while Lingard has not signed a new deal till date despite being offered an improved deal. Donny Van de Beek has become exasperated with the lack of playing time at Old Trafford.
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