Manchester United’s squad could see some major changes in the coming months, with eight players potentially leaving Old Trafford by June 2024. As the team struggles in the Premier League and Champions League, the club’s new manager, Erik ten Hag, faces tough decisions regarding the futures of key players.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s expected takeover of the club’s football operations also adds to the uncertainty, with the potential for significant player departures on the horizon. Among those whose contracts are coming to an end are Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial, Hannibal Mejbri, Jonny Evans, and Tom Heaton. Loan stars Sofyan Amrabat and Sergio Reguilon’s futures with the club also remain uncertain.
Wan-Bissaka’s contract extension seems likely given his previous high cost and potential for a successful career at the club. However, Lindelof’s future is less certain, his contract likely to see a short-term renewal to allow time for a decision on his long-term role.
Amrabat, despite his World Cup performances, has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford. Meanwhile, Reguilon’s loan may not result in a permanent deal, with both Shaw and Malacia’s imminent returns.
Mejbri’s lack of playing time under Ten Hag may see him pushing for a move, despite United’s option to extend his contract. Similarly, Martial’s lack of starts and goals could lead to his departure, even with the option of a contract extension.
Former United player Evans has become an important part of the team, but at 36, his future remains uncertain. Meanwhile, Heaton’s experience does not guarantee him a new contract, especially if he seeks more playing time in the final years of his career.
With all these players’ futures hanging in the balance, the coming months could see significant changes in Manchester United’s squad composition and playing staff. As the team looks to reshape and strengthen, only time will tell which of these players will remain at Old Trafford come June.
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