Man Utd 'put 11 players up for sale' as Sir Jim Ratcliffe begins squad overhaul


Manchester United's new minority shareholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe is already planning a drastic overhaul of Erik ten Hag's first-team squad with the club reportedly open to the sales of as many as 11 players. The Red Devils are in a precarious position in regards to Financial Fair Play and want to raise funds to offset summer incomings.

ESPN claim that discussions between Ratcliffe and his right-hand man Sir David Brailsford have centered around outgoings so far, with the need to offload a host of high earners at Old Trafford.

United need to comply with the Premier League's Profit & Sustainability rules or risk a points deduction similar to Everton, with Nottingham Forest also set to discover the outcome of their appeal. Funds are available to spend in the summer but in order to accelerate the process of transforming the Red Devils back into one of Europe's elite, uncomfortable conversations may be held with key stars.

That includes the likes of Christian Eriksen, Raphael Varane, Casemiro, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof, all of whom have played big roles this season for the club.

Anthony Martial is expected to depart on a free transfer and United are prepared to welcome offers for Jadon Sancho, Donny Van de Beek, Facundo Pellistri and Brandon Williams.

The club have struggled to offload fringe and unwanted players at the rate of their rivals and it has hampered their spending since, with Ten Hag denied his wish of signing Harry Kane and Declan Rice in the summer. It is a trend that they are hoping to buck.

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