Manchester United reportedly want to sell a number of their surplus squad members in the upcoming January transfer window.
United’s failure to find buyers for some of their forlorn stars in the summer was almost as frustrating for supporters as a lack of incomings in key areas.
Alexis Sanchez’s permanent exit to Inter Milan was a huge relief, while Chris Smalling secured his move to Roma and Tahith Chong, Andreas Pereira and Diogo Dalot all sealed loan switches.
But forgotten first-team players such as Sergio Romero, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo all remain at the club leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a bloated squad.
And according to the Manchester Evening News, the club will prioritise the sales of the trio in the January window, which opens in around six weeks time.
Romero was bizarrely not sanctioned an exit this summer despite the return of Dean Henderson from loan spells at Sheffield United to compete with David de Gea.
After being demoted to third-choice ‘keeper and left out of both the Champions League and Premier League, he has surely earned the right to leave this winter.
Meanwhile, MEN’s report remarkably notes that United have attempted to sell Marcos Rojo five out of the last six seasons.
United’s apparent reluctance to keep the erratic Argentine made his new three-year contract in March 2018 all the more extraordinary.
Rojo has not featured for the Reds in over a year and it appears the club are going to try their luck at selling him once again.
Rojo’s defensive teammate Phil Jones was bafflingly handed a new long-term deal last February and that has perhaps increased the difficulty in moving him on.
We hope the club find buyers for all three surplus players this winter.