Van Gaal wields the United axe.
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Having had time to assess his Manchester United squad over their pre-season campaign, the notoriously ruthless Louis van Gaal is now ready to cull five members of his squad, having informed them that they are surplus to requirements, according to the Mail.
Van Gaal reportedly held face-to-face meetings with his United squad on Saturday and informed the following five players that they are not needed at Old Trafford in the coming season:
Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini endured a tough debut season at Old Trafford after signing for a huge fee from Everton, and was criticised for his clumsy displays in the centre of midfield. Napoli are amongst the teams to have been linked with a move to take him off United’s hands this summer.