Man Utd boss Solskjaer has five players that ‘don’t want to be there’ – Gary Neville

Man Utd boss Solskjaer has five players that ‘don’t want to be there’ – Gary Neville

Manchester United legend Gary Neville thinks the Red Devils still need to clear out a number of players from their squad.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promised fans a major overhaul of the squad at the end of last season, after United lost at home to relegated Cardiff City.

But, only four players left the club this summer; three of which were due to expired contracts.

There are still a number of players within the squad that United are actively trying to sell, according to reports.

Former United right-back, Gary Neville, has urged Solskjaer to stick to his promise, and continue to make wholesale changes at Old Trafford.

“It’s a phased transition at the club,” he told Sky Sports. “There’s four or five that don’t want to be there.

“He needs to get rid of a couple this year and a couple next year.”

United are trying to find a buyer for out-of-favour Marcos Rojo, who is on a reported £80,000-a-week contract.

There’s also still a lot of speculation surrounding the future of Paul Pogba, after he made it clear during the summer that he wants to leave Old Trafford.

Real Madrid are trying to sign to World Cup winner, but it’s believed that they aren’t matching United’s asking price.

Pogba has recently reiterated his desire to leave the club before the end of the European transfer window on September 2.

That has forced the Red Devils to drop their asking price from £182m (€200m) to £146m (€160m).

Neville was speaking after United’s 1-1 draw with Wolves at Molineux on Monday night.

Anthony Martial opened the scoring for Solskjaer’s team mid-way through the first half.

Wolves equalised after half-time through a superb Ruben Neves curled effort from outside the box.

United had the chance to snatch all three points after they were awarded a penalty, but Pogba failed to convert the spot kick, while Marcus Rashford – who scored a penalty last weekend against Chelsea – watched on.

Published at Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:10:00 +0000