Manchester United Are Looking To Offload As Many As Ten Players

Manchester United are expected to plot a major clearout to offload ten players over the next two transfer windows, a report claims.

After a struggling start this term Erik ten Hag is aiming to make a complete overhaul of his Red Devils squad amid the arrival of the new stakeholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

With Ratcliffe's arrival edging closer he is expected to be making a lot of changes to the Man Utd squad.

Only just last term the club waved goodbye to a host of stars including David de Gea, Anthony Elanga, Dean Henderson and Fred.

But United have lost nine of their opening matches this term as the Dutch boss is desperate for a bigger clearout of his squad according to Manchester Evening News.

The report claims over the next 12 months Ten Hag is aiming to get rid of 10 or more players with the help of the club's new takeover from Ratcliffe's £1.3billion deal to buy 25 per cent of the club.

The long list includes defender Jonny Evans who is nearly 36 and could struggle to earn himself a new deal as his contract runs out next year.

Raphael Varane is another suspect who is at risk of being thrown out the exit door as he has fallen down the pecking order.

SunSport exclusively revealed the former Real Madrid star is targeting a move to Saudi Arabia or Italy, but not until the summer window.

It's clear Ten Hag has opted for Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof over the French international this term.

But Lindelof's deal is also up next year while Maguire's runs out in 2025.

Meanwhile, full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is approaching the final six months of his contract as his future at Old Trafford remains uncertain.

The report also claims Ten Hag will be looking to make more changes in the midfield.

While Fred headed to the Turkish side Fenerbahce, United held onto Scott McTominay despite interest from West Ham.

United ended up replacing the Brazilian with Sofyan Amrabat who joined on loan from Fiorentina.

There is an option to sign the Moroccan permanently at the end of the term but he is yet to prove himself and become a regular starter for the team.

Meanwhile, midfielders Caseimiro and Christian Eriksen are both in their 30s and United could be tempted to sell the pair.

Also Anthony Martial's future remains unclear as his contract runs out next June.

The French star is in his ninth term at United but has fallen down the ranks since Rasmus Hojlund's arrival.

Having failed to score since May he has made a limited amount of appearances in Ten Hag's squad this season.

With United only managing to hit the back of the net 13 times so far this term a change to the frontline is impending.

And the other stars on the offload list are backup shot-stopper Tom Heaton and Hannibal Mejbri whose contracts run out in 2024.

Hannibal's contract can be extended for another 12 months but Heaton's time at Old Trafford could be coming to an end.