5 Man United Stars Who Could Leave Old Trafford in January

5 Man United Stars Who Could Leave Old Trafford in January

  • Manchester United are expected to enter the January market in search of new signings
  • The Red Devils are keen to sign a prolific striker to replace the veteran Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Man United reportedly have a tight budget and could be forced to cash in on some players

The January transfer window could be marked with some departures from Old Trafford, as Erik ten Hag seeks to build a team that can challenge for trophies.

It is understood that Manchester United do not have much money to spend during this window, with the club keen to sign a short-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who departed back in November 2022.

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Jadon Sancho looks dejected during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium. Photo by Joe Prior.
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According to The Sun, United's budget is constrained due to a large summer expenditure that saw them make several signings.

The publication claims that the Red Devils could therefore be forced to cash in on so-called deadwood players to raise money for new additions.

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Who could Man United sell?

Jadon Sancho headlines a list of five players who could be shipped out this month, with the Englishman struggling for form since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

The winger did not join United's warm-weather camp in Spain during the World Cup break, but talkSPORT reports that he has since returned to Carrington.

Harry Maguire is the other high-profile player staring at an uncertain future with the Red Devils.

The centre-back has seemingly lost his place in ten Hag's team, with the Dutchman preferring the partnership of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay could also be offloaded, with the duo regarded as surplus to requirements.

McTominay, who has been at Man United since he was five years old, has lost his place in the starting XI since the arrival of Casemiro from Real Madrid.

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Meanwhile, Anthony Martial could also potentially be shipped out, but this would depend on whether United signs a more prolific No.9 in January.

Martinez gets heroic welcome

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Lisandro Martinez receiving a hero's welcome at Old Trafford upon his return to his club.

The centre-back was part of Argentina's squad that won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, but he had to settle for a place on the bench as Man United faced Bournemouth.

Shortly before the game, Martinez's teammates and supporters congratulated him as he made his way out onto the pitch.

Source: Sports Brief News