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This is what Manchester United’s strike list should look like



Manchester United FC, strike-out, Harry Maguire, David De Gea, Anthony Martial

A lot is likely to happen at Manchester United in the coming summer. Several well-known players could leave the club.

Manchester United initiated a change last year, which should be pushed ahead in view of the sporting boom and the targeted return to the Champions League.

Rumors about possible new signings traditionally circulate a lot around the English record champions. However, several well-known players should also leave United in the summer – to make room in the squad for new players and to improve the war chest.

According to the tabloid The Sun there are seven players in the Red Devils whose whereabouts beyond the summer are more than questionable and who are to be handed over.

David DeGea

  • Age: 32 years
  • Position: goalkeeper
  • Contract until: 2023

De Gea’s contract expires in the summer. United have the option to extend for a year but won’t do so due to the Spaniard’s horrendous salary. Only in the case of a significant salary cut are there still decent chances of an extension.

Team manager Erik ten Hag is said to prefer a different type of goalkeeper, which is why there are always rumors of interest in Porto’s Diogo Costa and Djorde Petrovic (New England Revolution).

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

  • Age: 25 years
  • Position: right-back
  • Contract until: 2024

The right-back has lost his regular place under Erik ten Hag and has only played the full distance in six Premier League games this season, also due to persistent back problems. Diogo Dalot has outstripped Wan-Bissaka and the position at right-back is seen as one that United would like to reinvent themselves to.

At Wan-Bissaka, United bosses are trying to recoup as much as possible of the horrendous 55 million euros that they transferred to Crystal Palace in 2019 as a transfer in the event of a sale a year before the end of the contract.

Harry Maguire

  • Age: 30 years
  • Position: centre-back
  • Contract until: 2025

Speaking of horrendous transfer fees: Harry Maguire came from Leicester in 2019 for 87 million euros, the transfer fee expected this summer should be significantly lower. The captain has lost his regular place in the defensive center to Raphaël Varane and Lisandro Martínez. Maguire says he wants to stay, but that’s unlikely.

Paris Saint-Germain could offer the central defender a way out. France’s noble club is said to have him on the list as the successor to veteran Sergio Ramos (contract expires).

Scott McTominay

  • Age: 26 years
  • Position: Central Midfielder
  • Contract until: 2025

The homegrown player is the biggest casualty of Christian Eriksen and Casemiro’s signings last summer. In the winter, another competitor joined the headquarters in Marcel Sabitzer. McTominay was a frequent partner for Fred last season, but that is no longer the case.

So it’s no wonder that there is speculation about the Scottish international. Premier League rivals Newcastle United in particular are said to be very interested in McTominay. Magpies manager Eddie Howe is said to be a fan of the sweeper and a transfer could be an excellent solution for all involved.

Marcel Sabitzer

  • Age: 29 years
  • Position: Central Midfielder
  • Contract until: 2023 (on loan from Bayern Munich, committed there until 2025)

In his nine appearances for the Red Devils since his loan move on Deadline Day, Sabitzer has certainly made a good impression. But was this good enough to promote a permanent transfer for the coming season? Apparently not, because loud Sunreport, ten Hag is “not yet convinced” of the Austrian national player.

Anthony Martial

  • Age: 27 years
  • Position: center forward
  • Contract until: 2024

Harry Kane, Rasmus Höjlund, Randal Kolo Muani and many more: the list of forwards traded at United for the new season is long and full of quality. It is considered a foregone conclusion that the third-placed Premier League team will bring in a new attacker after Ronaldo’s departure in the winter. And that should coincide with the end of Martial’s time at Old Trafford.

The Frenchman arrived from Monaco for a whopping €60m in 2015 but has rarely impressed for a longer period since then. Martial was loaned to Sevilla a year ago, but that didn’t really bring momentum to his career. He got more playing time again under Erik ten Hag, but probably not enough to be recommended for a long-term contract. A sale in the summer is currently the last opportunity to collect a large fee for the versatile attacker.

Wout Weghorst

  • Age: 30 years
  • Position: center forward
  • Contract until: 2023 (on loan from Burnley, bound there until 2025)

Two meager goals in 18 games: Weghorst, who came on loan as a short-term substitute for Ronaldo, has yet to show he can be a valuable long-term squad member at a club like United.

Anything but the former Wolfsburg player returning to Burnley in the summer would be a big surprise.