Man United to Offload Seven as David Moyes Looks to Put His Stamp on Old Trafford Squad

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Incoming Old Trafford boss ready to make significant changes to Premier League title winning squad.

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David Moyes will look to make significant alterations to the squad he has inherited from Sir Alex Ferguson this summer.

As well as setting his sights on a number of additions the Scot is also keen on offloading a number of players in order to make room for new arrivals as well as adding to the funding pool he has to spend.

Moyes will not stand in the way of Nani’s imminent departure, with the Portuguese international playing a very limited role in the first team last season.

The 26 year old was handed just seven Premier League starts in 2012/13 and David Moyes does not see the experienced wide-man as part of his plans, especially with Wilfried Zaha set to join the Man United first team squad this summer having helped Crystal Palace to secure promotion to the Premier League.

A number of sides are said to be interested in Nani, with Monaco and Galatasaray very keen on bringing in the Man United man. The Premier League champions are keen to trim their squad and will listen to offers in the region of £10m for the attacker who has made 211 appearances for the club since his June 2007 move from Sporting Lisbon.

Monaco are also tracking French full-back Patrice Evra, who David Moyes is willing to consider offers for as the former Everton boss continues to pursue Toffees defender Leighton Baines, who he has earmarked to fill the left-back berth.

Evra had a mixed season last term and at 32 is clearly in the latter stages of his glittering career and there is mounting speculation that the French international is keen on a move back to Monaco, who he represented from 2002 up until his move to Man United in January 2006.

England international Ashley Young had a very average season last term, making just 17 Premier League starts, during which time the former Aston Villa man proved very ineffective, providing just three assists and failing to score a single goal.

David Moyes will monitor the 27 year old’s progress during pre-season but is minded to consider decent offers for the winger, not least because he has the likes of the aforementioned Zaha, Luis Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck who can fill wide attacking roles in his first team line-up.

Brazilian Anderson publicly stated his frustration at the lack of first team action he has seen in recent seasons and the midfielder failed to impress when called upon in the last campaign amid talk of his lack of fitness.

David Moyes is looking to freshen up his central midfield options and doesn’t see the 25 year old as a player worth of keeping and will look to garner a decent fee for a player who cost Man United £25m back in May 2007 and has on the whole flattered to deceive in his six seasons at the club.

David Moyes will also look to offload Federico Macheda, Bebe, Anders Lindegaard, three players on the periphery of the Man United first team set-up.

The Man United boss will however attempt to retain Wayne Rooney, despite the forward’s apparent request to leave the club.

Moyes will look to conduct clear the air talks with his former Everton charge and the Old Trafford board are similarly keen to avoid the loss of a high-profile player within close succession to the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, fearing such an event could lead some to question the club’s future under new management after such a lengthy period of success under their former boss.

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