Manchester United advised to axe five failed Solskjaer signings that cost £156.4million

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Manchester United have been advised to sell as many as ten players in this summer’s transfer window.

The Red Devils are having a hugely disappointing season, with the club looking unlikely now to finish in the top four and qualify for next season’s Champions League.

It’s clear that Man Utd will need to make changes this summer, and Chris Sutton has even suggested that they should axe ten of their first-team flops.

Writing in his column in the Daily Mail, Sutton named Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Alex Telles, Victor Lindelof, Fred and Edinson Cavani as the players who should be axed.

Of those, five are failed signings by former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Maguire and Wan-Bissaka costing huge sums of money in particular.

In total, the purchases of Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Ronaldo and Telles cost around £156.4million, and none have really lived up to expectations.

Ronaldo started brightly this season, but has really struggled in the second half of the campaign, with his presence almost seeming to become more of an unwanted distraction than anything else.

Should these two be sent packing by Manchester United?

The veteran Portugal international is no longer capable of lifting this struggling side, whilst also having enough of an ego that he’ll undoubtedly be aware of the team being of a much lower standard than it was in his first spell at Old Trafford.

It probably would be for the best if most of these players moved on, while MUFC need to ensure their next permanent manager doesn’t blow vast amounts of money on flops like Solskjaer did.

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  1. All 10 players named should be got rid of they are nowhere near good enough to play for manu going nowhere until they all are got rid of

  2. What this article fails to do is blame the right person for signing players. Ole may have asked for certain players but negotiations on price, wages etc where carried out by Woodward and Judge. And I am not convinced that all the players being bought are manager choices. It is no coincidence when three former managers complained they where not given the players they wanted. There is massive changes required both in the squad and how this club is being run

    1. Man Utd have to get rid of the, they must come
      through their Academy to be Man U. players the days of the Beckham, Scholes, Nevilles, Giggs, are over that was a one off the club has to seek a new identity and look at what all the successful clubs are doing now otherwise they will be just another middle of the table club

  3. Average players like Mctominay and Fred in addition to the dead woods like Mata, Jones, Bailey, Wan Bisaka, Harry Maguire, Telles, Luke Shaw, Pogba and Cabani. In fact, a near clear out is required.

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