Erik ten Hag is ‘ready’ to sanction the sale of up to 13 players in the summer window as he continues Manchester United revolution, according to reports.
The Dutch coach has had a successful first campaign at United, winning the Carabao Cup and still being in contention for the FA Cup and Europa League, all while running in the League top four.
As such, he will be able to continue re-shaping the team to his liking regardless of who owns the club come the summer as the takeover saga continues.
But, after spending over £213m this season with little to no money in player sales, United also need to offload some players before more signings can be made in order to trim the squad down and comply with Financial Fair Play rules.
As such, the Mail Online claim that up to 13 players will be out the exit door in the next few months – though who they all are is still not entirely clear.
Two players who do seem destined to leave are Anthony Elanga and Eric Bailly, with the former struggling for game time and attracting interest with a number of clubs linked with the forward.
Bailly has spent the campaign on loan at Marseille but while he has a buy-out clause, the French team have no interest in signing him on a permanent basis
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Other players whose futures at Old Trafford seem uncertain include Harry Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Alex Telles, Van de Beek, Brandon Williams and Anthony Martial.
Facundo Pellistri is set to leave the club on loan but Amad Diallo may get a run in the first-team after his impressive displays at Sunderland.
In addition, David de Gea, Phil Jones & Heaton are all out of contract in the summer, with the former’s future a subject of big debate at the moment, while loanees Wout Weghorst, Sabitzer and Jack Butland could all return to their clubs at the end of the season.