Future of Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial ‘undecided’ as Man Utd plan summer overhaul
There was some intriguing speculation over the future of several members of the United squad.
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Manchester United are reportedly ‘preparing to shift out the deadwood’ as Erik ten Hag continues the overhaul of his squad this summer.
The former Ajax head coach has enjoyed a productive first season in charge at Old Trafford after bringing in the likes of Casemiro, Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez during his first transfer window. The progress made over the last seven months has been clear to see with the Red Devils lifting their first major trophy under Ten Hag when they claimed the Carabao Cup with a 2-0 Wembley win over Newcastle United in February.
A return to the Champions League looks on the cards and that will enable the Dutch boss to continue putting his own stamp on his squad, despite the ongoing uncertainty over the club’s ownership. The likes of Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo, Bayer Leverkusen wing-back Jeremie Frimpong and England captain Harry Kane have all been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer - but the latest reports focus on outgoings rather than new additions this summer.
The Mail have suggested Ten Hag is prepared to sell up to 13 members of his squad, with the futures of England defender Harry Maguire and forward Anthony Martial both said to be ‘undecided’. Sweden international Anthony Elanga is said to be ‘keen for a fresh challenge’ and Eric Bailly is ‘expected’ to leave on a permanent basis, despite his ‘underwhelming’ loan spell at French club Marseille.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Alex Telles, Donny van de Beek and Brandon Williams are also named as players that could be heading for the exit door during the summer transfer window to make room for new faces within Ten Hag’s squad. There will also be a decision made over the next steps in the development of young duo Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo, with the latter impressing during a loan spell with Championship club Sunderland.