Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is reportedly among seven players the Red Devils have decided to put up for sale. The English defender has struggled for game time this season, appearing on 15 occasions.
According to the Mirror, Maguire is in line for a departure from Old Trafford. He arrived at the club from Leicester City in 2019 for £80 million, becoming the world’s most expensive defender.
However, it has been a difficult period for the English centre-back at Old Trafford. His performances have been under the microscope due to his transfer fee. Maguire’s contract expires in 2025.
Another English defender who may be on their way out of Manchester United is Aaron Wan-Bissaka. That’s despite the right-back coming back into the fold under Erik ten Hag after being frozen out at the start of the season. He has featured on seven occasions, providing an assist.
The former Crystal Palace full-back was impressive in United’s 2-1 comeback win over Manchester City in the north London derby on Saturday (January 14). However, the report claims that United are looking for a new right-back, and Wan-Bissaka may be edging toward the exit door.
Fred has been at Old Trafford since 2018, when then-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho lured him to northwest England from Shakthar Donetsk. He has made 23 appearances this season, scoring two goals and providing three assists. However, he’s not a consistent starter and is another name being touted for a departure.
Speculation grows over the future of Scott McTominay, who has found himself on the bench due to the form of new signing Casemiro. The Scot has played in 22 games, scoring twice and contributing an assist. He rose through the youth ranks at Old Trafford but could be leaving the club in the near future.
The other three players who have reportedly been put up for sale by Manchester United are Donny van de Beek, Facundo Pellestri and Phil Jones. Van de Beek has failed to perform as per expectations since arriving from Ajax in 2020. He has been ruled out of the season with a knee injury.
Pellestri, meanwhile, has lacked game time, but many would assume a loan spell would do the Uruguayan youngster wonders. Meanwhile, Jones has fallen down the pecking order and has somehow remained a United player despite an injury-plagued career.
Garnacho stepped off the bench in the second half of Manchester United’s 2-1 comeback win over City in the Manchester derby on Saturday. He made a massive impact, assisting Marcus Rashford’s winner.
Ferdinand has lauded Ten Hag’s handling of the Argentine teenager, who has emerged as a prominent member of the Dutchman’s team. He said on his Vibe with Five podcast:
Garnacho has made 17 appearances, scoring two goals and providing five assists.
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