Man Utd face transfer decisions on 13 players – here’s what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must do

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to embark on a summer spending spree when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season. However, the Red Devils manager is also expected to get rid of a few players in order to free up funds. Express Sport looks at 13 players United are facing big transfer decisions on – and deliver our verdict on what should happen.

Nemanja Matic: Keep

Nemanja Matic’s days at United looked numbered before the turn of the year but, in recent months, he’s been resurgent.

The Red Devils star’s contract expires in the summer but United are expected to offer him an extension. The Serbia international is happy to stay, too, having forced his way bak into Solskjaer’s side.

Kieran O’Hara: Get rid

Kieran O’Hara is currently out on loan and recently made headlines when he received a six-game ban for biting an opponent.

He’s a goalkeeper but the club are well-stocked in that department and, with his contract also up, a summer exit looks likely.

Sergio Romero: Keep

Sergio Romero is a good deputy to David De Gea at Old Trafford but reports have tipped him to leave come the summer.

While the Red Devils are set to welcome back Dean Henderson, the Argentine would be worth keeping for his experience. Especially given how young the current squad is.

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Tim Fosu-Mensah: Get rid

His deal’s up in the summer and Tim Fosu-Mensah has never become the player many expected.

United aren’t expected to offer him a renewal.

Odion Ighalo: Keep

Odion Ighalo’s January loan move to United raised eyebrows but he’s justified the club’s faith in him by scoring four goals from eight games.

Solskjaer has been impressed by the Nigeria international and is expected to sanction a permanent deal for the 30-year-old.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson: Get rid

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson burst onto the scene when Louis van Gaal ruled the Old Trafford roost.

But he’s had disappointing loan spells in the years since and the Red Devils may use the summer to try and get some money for the left-back, whose contract expires in 2021.


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Paul Pogba: Keep

It’s a tricky one. Yes he brings baggage, yes his agent mouths off too much and yes he’s become a poster boy for United’s struggles in recent years.

But, on his day, the World Cup winner is blockbuster. And with Bruno Fernandes next to him in midfield he could now rediscover his swagger and propel the club to glory.

Jesse Lingard: Get rid

United have given Jesse Lingard opportunities aplenty in order to get back to his best.

But the England international hasn’t taken them. Solskjaer is happy to let him go with Atletico Madrid and Roma both linked.

Dean Henderson: Keep

De Gea may be United’s undisputed No 1 but that could change because of Dean Henderson.

The youngster has flourished at Sheffield United, proving himself to be one of the best goalkeepers in the top flight. He’s a talent the club can’t afford to lose, with Chelsea, PSG and Tottenham all interested in snapping him up.

Marcos Rojo: Get rid

United fans like Marcos Rojo but his temporary spell away from Old Trafford is set to become permanent after the summer.

He’s on loan at Estudiantes and loving life there. An exit would suit both himself and the Red Devils.

Angel Gomes: Keep

Angel Gomes’ contract expires at the end of the season. But the youngster is certainly worth keeping.

There’s a reason why Chelsea and Barcelona want to snap him up – and United should do everything they can to keep hold of him.

Alexis Sanchez: Get rid

Alexis Sanchez is still a United player but his loan spell at Inter Milan has further highlighted just how far he’s fallen.

His wages are huge, meaning the club want to get him off the wage bill. Given how bad he is these days, though, that may be easier said than done. 

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