Evra to leave and three more to follow.Manchester United look set to embark on a number of high-profile changes to their squad this summer as new manager Louis van Gaal gives the ‘okay’ for the club to sell a host of big-name players.
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Reports today suggest that long-serving French left-back Patrice Evra wants to be allowed to talk with Italian champions Juventus, and that United will not stand in his way as he looks to call time on his Old Trafford career despite recently signing a contract extension.
After such a disappointing season last year, van Gaal is clearly intent on clearing out several names that he deems as inadequate for his team and their ambitions next season, with some fairly high-profile members of the squad to get the chop after some poor recent form for the Red Devils.
3) Wilfried Zaha
The first in the firing line for United is likely to be expensive flop Wilfried Zaha, who was a £15m signing by Sir Alex Ferguson in January 2013, though he never got to play under him. His successor David Moyes clearly didn’t rate him, benching him for half of last season before then sending him out on loan to Cardiff City for the second half of the campaign, where it must be said he also badly failed to impress as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side suffered relegation from the Premier League. Newcastle United are being linked with the former Crystal Palace man, who may be available for as little as £7m, less than half of what United paid for him when he was regarded as one of the most promising young talents in England.