Nine Players Heading For Manchester United Exit In Major Overhaul

Old Trafford boss will refresh his squad with end of season sales.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will spearhead a summer clearout from the club this summer in a bid to freshen up his squad.

The Daily Mail reports nine players could be allowed to leave in the biggest overhaul at United for 16 years despite the team being on the verge of Premier League and European Cup double.

Chief executive David Gill confirmed veteran Paul Scholes is likely to follow Gary Neville and Edwin van der Sar into retirement.

Seven more players could be allowed to leave in the most significant shake-up since Sir Alex Ferguson offloaded Mark Hughes, Paul Ince and Andrei Kanchelskis in 1995.

Michael Owen and Owen Hargreaves are out of contract at the end of the season and are unlikely to be offered new deals.

Tomasz Kuszczak and Dimitar Berbatov will be sold as both players will not be guaranteed first-team football next season.

Wes Brown, Darron Gibson and even Jonny Evans could also be sold if the right offers come in.

Any income generated from the sales will be invested in new signings with Ferguson on the verge of securing a number of big-names.

Moves for Inter Milan’s Wesley Sneijder and Ashley Young of Aston Villa are on the table but his interest in Everton youngster Jack Rodwell is believed to have cooled.

United are also expected to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea, with Gill confirming: “We know the keeper we want. We are in a good situation with that.”

On Scholes, he added: “It wouldn’t surprise us if Paul Scholes retired. He will have a conversation with Sir Alex at the end of the season.”

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