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Man United are prepared to let three first-teamers walk away in a few months’ time.
It’s clear to see for anyone who has been watching, this Manchester United squad needs a major overhaul. Suddenly, the dressing room feels a little old in some areas of the field, while there are several players who just aren’t getting the minutes.
Time and time again, United have handed these fringe guys massive contracts in order to protect their assets. Well, that’s a mistake the Old Trafford club are seemingly looking to learn from going into this huge summer transfer window.
So-much-so they’re prepared to let three players leave this summer, with their contracts expiring in just a few short months’ time.
The story comes from Fabrizio Romano, who states that United have ‘no intention’ of opening talks with Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata. All of whom have been on the periphery over the last six months.
Let’s start with homegrown hero Lingard, who spent the second half of last term with West Ham. He enjoyed his football there, playing some lovely stuff and looking like a genuine threat. However, he’d come back to Manchester and struggle to make any sort of impression. He’s barely seen the field since the turn of the year.
Mata is another case of someone who just isn’t featuring. The Spaniard has been in that boat for at least a few seasons and I don’t mean to be disrespectful, but I often forget he’s a United player. It’s just frustrating that we’re paying him massive wages without getting anything back in return.
As for Cavani, I was all for renewing his deal last summer because he made such a positive impression amongst the fans. Sadly, this season has been the complete opposite. I get the feeling he’s just happy collecting his wages while putting in minimal effort to actually get himself out on the field.
All three have been useful to us over the years, but I have to be honest, the timing feels right and they should all be let go.
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