5 Man United Players Who Could Leave Club Due to No-Nonsense Approach of New CEO

5 Man United Players Who Could Leave Club Due to No-Nonsense Approach of New CEO

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • The Manchester United squad could have a completely different look in three years
  • New Man United CEO Omar Berrada has plans to ship out underperforming players
  • Berrada believes that new signings should have found their form within two years

These are trying times for players at Manchester United.

The club looks set for wholesome changes after the arrival of new CEO Omar Berrada, who intends to do away with players that will be considered surplus to requirements at the club.

United has come under scrutiny in recent years for the club’s tendency to hand new contracts to players whose performances on the pitch are unpredictable.

New Manchester United CEO wants to flush out complacent players within the club.
Anthony Martial is among Manchester United stars whose futures at the club remain uncertain. Photo: Marc Atkins/Shaun Botterill.
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Some notable examples have been Anthony Martial and Victor Lindelof, who have been with the club for years, but their minutes on the pitch do not match the time spent at the club.

Berrada believes the complacency culture at Manchester United has been the key problem that has hindered the club from comprehensively competing for the Premier League title, which they last won in 2013.

If the new CEO’s approach takes effect, several United stars currently enjoying massive contracts could end up leaving the club in the near future, per Fabrizio Romano.

Having arrived from the City Football Group, Berrada joins United with a solid reputation, as he also previously held senior roles at Barcelona.

5 players who could leave United

With Berrada’s plans in mind, at least five Manchester United players will have to pull up their socks or risk getting shipped out of the club.

Jadon Sancho tops this list, as his ongoing feud with Erik ten Hag has left him frozen out of the club despite his hefty contract. The winger is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund, according to GOAL.com.

Anthony Martial is also not safe, as his persistent injuries have left fans losing all faith in his contribution to the team.

Another United loanee, Donny van de Beek, could see his Manchester United career come to an end soon as he does not seem to be part of the manager’s long-term plans.

Brazilian winger Antony is also at risk, as he has yet to register a goal or assist this season. The former Ajax man fits Berrada’s criteria for axing players as he is a big-money signing that is yet to fully realize his potential at the Old Trafford club.

Lindelof could also see his United stint come to an end in the near future because of his inconsistent performances. Lindelof’s main challenge is to establish himself as a regular starter for Ten Hag in a defence that has veterans like Jonny Evans and Raphael Varane, not to mention Lisandro Martinez, who has impressed since joining the club.

Omar Berrada’s old tweets resurface

In related news, Sports Brief reported on Omar Berrada's past tweets where he seemingly used to taunt Manchester United.

During his days at Manchester City, Berrada was an ardent social media user and occasionally aimed digs at United for the club’s problems, which, ironically, he has been tasked to solve in 2024.

In one of his tweets, he claimed he was watching a Manchester United vs Chelsea game and “hoped United lost”.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.
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