Five players who should leave Manchester United in January - Anderson and Januzaj included

We take a look at five players who might want to head out of Old Trafford this winter.

The January window is approaching and with that comes plenty of transfer incomings across the Premier League.

It also means plenty of outgoings as well. So who should leave Manchester United in January? Here are five suggestions...


The exit of Anderson has been on the agenda for quite a while now. The Brazilian has struggled with his fitness in recent times and has featured just once this season.

A return to Brazil has been mooted but the stumbling block is his massive wage demands. If a team can find their way around that then Anderson should finally be out the Manchester United door for good.

Marnick Vermijl

The Belgian is 22-years-old now and is clearly not going to make the grade at United. Saidy Janko, three years his junior, is a more talented option anyway so Vermijl should finally be sold.

Adnan Januzaj

A revelation under David Moyes last term he has struggled to adapt into the new philosophy of Louis van Gaal. The Belgian talent is however an incredibly gifted player and should be given playing time elsewhere - perhaps with Moyes at Real Sociedad.

Jesse Lingard

The talented midfielder had big plans made for him this season until a nasty knee injury. Now he has recently returned to training and a loan deal to pick his sharpness up ahead of some first-team football seems a logical idea.

Tyler Blackett

An odd inclusion, but Blackett could do with a loan deal away from United. The talented defender has filled in admirably at the back this season.

But with Phil Jones and Jonny Evans back, Marcos Rojo, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling and Paddy McNair also about, first-team opportunities are about to get pretty rare at Old Trafford for this Manc boy.

Time away could do him wonders.

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