Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to jettison more senior players this summer as he looks to expedite his Manchester United rebuild.
United are riding the crest of a wave at the moment, with confidence sky-high after 17 games unbeaten in all competitions.
But even the most optimistic of supporters will understand the requirement to refine the squad before they can compete with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City again.
Solskjaer deserves great credit for his ruthlessness in the transfer market and his desire to sell players he does not have in his future plans is likely to continue this summer.
Stretty News exclusively reported that Marcos Rojo’s agent Jonathan Barnett believes the Argentine defender is likely to leave the club this summer after six seasons in Manchester.
Meanwhile, The Athletic‘s Manchester United reporter Laurie Whitwell reports that Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez will join Rojo on the transfer list this summer.
The ageing quartet are not seen in Solskjaer’s immediate or long-term plans meaning United will reportedly listen to offers for them this summer.
Jones has not been named in a matchday squad since football returned after the coronavirus pandemic and has made just two Premier League appearances this term.
Smalling has enjoyed a successful loan spell playing regularly at Roma and would unlikely settle for a squad place for another season at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, United would be fortunate to find a buyer for the enigmatic Alexis Sanchez who has spent large parts of his loan at Inter Milan injured.
It is also suggested in the Athletic’s report that Jesse Lingard and Diogo Dalot could also be sold to bolster summer transfer funds.
Whitwell believes Jadon Sancho remains the priority target for Solskjaer this summer as he looks to build one of the most formidable attacks in world football.