It’s hardly groundbreaking news that Manchester United are struggling to get rid of some fringe players.
Every summer it’s the same reason.
ESPN report United are willing to listen to offers for Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Andreas Pereira and Sergio Romero and hope to raise transfer funds through sales.
These players won’t get the money they get at United elsewhere, and that’s what makes it difficult to move them on to new clubs.
Jones signed a new contract last year which had everyone scratching their head at the time. Just over 12 months on and they want him out the door, when we could have told them it was time to move the player on.
How much are they expecting to get in return for Jones anyway?
Meanwhile, there’s reported interest in Smalling so we shouldn’t struggle so much to find him a new club, though there has to be a reason talks with AS Roma have dragged on for so long.
Rojo is another player who has overstayed his welcome.
As for Pereira and Romero, it’s time to move somewhere they will be regulars.
I can’t imagine the Argentine goalkeeper struggling to find a new club. He’s been the best number two in the Premier League for the past couple of seasons.
All of these players would have to take pay cuts if they are to leave Old Trafford.