Chris Smalling, Sanchez top list of players United could offload this summer

Chris Smalling, Sanchez top list of players United could offload this summer

- Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez headline a list of Man United players who are on Solskjaer's chopping board

- Solskjaer is keen to bring in new signings who can help him challenge Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City for titles

- Jadon Sancho, Birmingham wonderkid Jude Bellingham and Jack Grealish are among the stars United have been linked with

Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly planning to offload up to five players when the summer transfer window opens.

Solskjaer has already spent £150m on three major signings including Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Bruno Fernandes who arrived in January.

Since replacing Jose Mourinho in December 2018, there is a growing air of optimism among fans that the club is headed in the right direction.

With the Red Devils chiefs understood go be keen to financially support Solskjaer, the Norwegian could be forced to sell current squad members to create space for new arrivals.

According to talkSPORT citing Manchester Evening News, the tactician is set to wield the axe on five stars.

The players include Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez.

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Despite once being touted as an English emerging prospect, Jones is said not to be part of Solskjaer's plans.

On his part, Lingard has endured a difficult campaign despite being afforded game time and is now believed to have lost the faith of the manager.

A similar fate has befallen Perreira, with the Brazilian failing to impress in over 30 appearances for the club this season.

The pair of Smalling and Sanchez is currently on loan in the Serie A where the former has been impressive for AS Roma.

The Italian giants are now looking to make his stay at the club permanent but could face competition from Arsenal who are also looking o sign the Englishman.

Earlier, reported that Paul Pogba has slammed former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, for allowing him to leave Manchester United for Juventus in 2012.

The French World Cup winner left Old Trafford at age 19 for Allianz Stadium on a free transfer eight years ago.

But the former Red Devils boss blamed the midfielder of cutting corners to seal the deal with the Italian League giants - showing lack of respect for the club.

According to Daily Star, Pogba has now revealed he left the Premier League club after the legendary manager left him on the bench after a defeat at Blackburn in 2011.

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