Manchester United look like signing a number of players this summer, but who could be making way?
Much has been written about the incomings at Manchester United this summer, with Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw likely to be joined by a number of new faces before the new season kicks off. But what about those players whose futures could be away from Old Trafford?
Here we take a look at four current United players who may be set to depart.
The left-winger has flattered to deceive for much of his time at United and it would be no surprise to see him leave the club. While new manager Louis van Gaal is likely to want to cast his eye over the talent available to him before making a decision, anyone who has seen Young play in recent seasons will know he is not the answer to United’s left-wing problems.
With Adnan Januzaj flourishing and a new left winger tipped to arrive – with Nicolas Gaitan, Arda Turan and Memphis Depay among those linked – Young could be set for the exit.
Tom Cleverley has received a fair brunt of the criticism aimed at United’s lacklustre midfield, but he could be heading for the exit more due to the players coming in than anything else. Herrera has already arrived and the likes of William Carvalho, Arturo Vidal and Kevin Strootman are tipped to follow.
When you consider that United also have Nick Powell on their books, and with Michael Carrick the one central midfielder unlikely to be shunted out of the starting XI completely, Cleverley’s time may be up.
The Brazilian midfielder arrived at United touted as one of the most exciting young talents in world football. But he has rarely shown even a glimpse of what he can do, with a series of injuries certainly not helping.
A loan spell at Fiorentina did not go according to plan and it is hard to see how Anderson would fit into van Gaal’s side. In the final year of his contract, United may have to take whatever comes in for him, which is unlikely to be anywhere near their considerable outlay when he arrived from FC Porto.
This one may be a surprise to many given that the Frenchman has only just signed a one-year contract extension, but in truth that does not mean the left-back will remain at United next season. With Luke Shaw now at the club, the almost ever-present French international will have to get used to a change of position or more than a few spells on the side-lines.
Of course van Gaal could be about to spring a surprise and put Evra on the left wing; but now that Shaw is in the bag, it would not be a surprise if Evra was sold for a relatively good price, with Juventus continuing to be linked.