United chief: We WILL sell this summer - here's who could go…

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Manchester United executive vice-chairman confirms the club will be looking to sell certain players.

There may be great transfer turnaround at Manchester United this summer, perhaps more than anything seen on Stretford for at least two decades as, on top of the vast rebuilding project that David Moyes will no doubt continue to oversee, there will be a number of player sales, as confirmed by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

'Our focus is on strengthening the squad,' he is quoted by BBC Sport to have said. 'We are looking at some players in the squad who we could sell this summer.'

Manager Moyes may have secured the January acquisition of Juan Mata from Chelsea, but because of other weaknesses in the club's starting XI and throughout the squad, more signings were expected to be made, particularly as the club were linked with Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani, Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, FC Porto centre back Eliaquim Mangala, Juventus star Paul Pogba and Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend.

Since the closing of the mid-season market, the transfer rumours have refused to ebb as Martin Caverers has supposedly been earmarked as a replacement for the outbound Nemanja Vidic.

As well as the Vidic exit, other players making an Old Trafford departure could include Nani, Robin van Persie, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Javier Hernandez and Shinji Kagawa.

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