Man Utd 'expecting multiple departures' in January transfer window

Manchester United are assessing their options as the January transfer window approaches.
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Manchester United's loss to Bayern Munich on Tuesday has raised a lot of questions after they recorded their worst ever run in the Champions League.

The defeat sent the Reds tumbling out of the group stages with their lowest points tally in any campaign — just four from six games played. The result also confirmed they had finished bottom of Group A and will miss out on a spot in the Europa League.

United's return to Europe's elite has ended with heartbreak and it looks as though cut-throat decisions are going to be made in the new year as Erik ten Hag looks to claw back this disappointing season in 2024. Because of their disappointing and surprising fate, a domino effect leading into the January transfer window has been triggered.

According to ESPN, United are 'expecting multiple departures' from the first team once the winter window opens. With just the Premier League and the FA Cup left to focus on this season, the manager is looking to trim down his squad.

Jadon Sancho has been linked to an exit for some time now, after being frozen out of first team duties. Recent reports have claimed it's likely the forward will be moved on in January, providing the right offer is brought to the table.

Donny van de Beek is also available for transfer and United are reportedly 'expecting interest' to come in for both Raphaël Varane and Casemiro. Anthony Martial is out of contract next summer but the Reds Devils are said to be open to moving him on in January, to avoid losing him for free at the end of the season.

Incoming investor Jim Ratcliffe is already looking to shake-up the squad and has been 'critical of a number of big-money United signings who have failed to deliver upon their initial promise'.

TEAMtalk reported earlier this week that Ratcliffe has specifically highlighted the need for a replacement for André Onana, having 'seen enough' following the 15 Champions League goals conceded.