Revealed: The 15 players under threat of being ditched by Man Utd as Erik ten Hag plans ruthless clear-out

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Erik ten Hag is reportedly planning a ruthless summer clear-out at Manchester United, with up to 15 players on the chopping block.

The Red Devils have brought their six-year wait for major silverware to a close in 2022-23 with Carabao Cup glory, while remaining in contention for an FA Cup triumph and top-four finish in the Premier League, but inconsistency has remained an issue.

United crashed out of the Europa League at the quarter-final stage after suffering a 5-2 aggregate defeat to competition specialists Sevilla, with an error-strewn outing on Spanish soil convincing Ten Hag that he needs to freshen up his ranks.

A mass exodus of talent could now be on the cards at Old Trafford, according to The Times, with the Red Devils ready to free up squad space and funds by parting with a number of established stars and fringe players.

  1. David de Gea

    David de Gea

    A club stalwart with over 530 appearances and a record haul of clean sheets to his name, but the Spanish goalkeeper is yet to sign a new contract and has seen questions asked of his reliability as No.1.

  2. Harry Maguire

    Harry Maguire

    Remains club captain at Old Trafford, but the no-nonsense centre-half was dropped by Ten Hag early in the 2022-23 campaign and may require a fresh start elsewhere after seeing costly mistakes creep into his game.

  3. Victor Lindelof

    Victor Lindelof

    The Swedish defender has been in Manchester since 2017, but he faces fierce competition for places when everyone is fit and could find it easier to get the regular game time he craves elsewhere.

  4. Aaron Wan-Bissaka

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka

    Appeared to have been written off when Diogo Dalot filled United’s right-back berth, but has played his way back into contention and will hope to convince Ten Hag that no upgrade in his position is required.

  5. Scott McTominay
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    Scott McTominay

    The Scotland international midfielder is a home-grown product of United’s famed academy system, but the Red Devils are well-stocked for options in their engine room and there has been talk of interest from afar.

  6. Fred


    The affable Brazilian has experienced a rollercoaster of emotions in English football, and is now something of a cult hero, but questions have been asked of his value to the collective cause on a regular basis.

  7. Anthony Martial

    Anthony Martial

    Struggles for form and fitness have blighted the French forward’s efforts to become a reliable No.9 and United appear ready to invest heavily in an alternative option to lead their line.

  8. Donny van de Beek

    Donny van de Beek

    An odd signing when he arrived in 2020 and the Netherlands international has never been able to nail down a regular role, with an unfortunate injury this season leaving him stuck on the sidelines once again.

  9. Phil Jones
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    Phil Jones

    Joined United in 2011 and is a Premier League title winner, but the versatile former England international has taken in just 13 appearances since 2019 as injury struggles continue to hold him back.

  10. Brandon Williams

    Brandon Williams

    The Manchester native had hoped to make United’s left-back berth his own after making a senior step up, but his development has stalled and there appears to be little future for him at Old Trafford.

  11. Anthony Elanga

    Anthony Elanga

    Earned senior international recognition with Sweden after stepping out of United’s academy ranks, but the 20-year-old winger has slipped behind the likes of Marcus Rashford, Antony and Jadon Sancho.

  12. Axel Tuanzebe

    Axel Tuanzebe

    Another home-grown star that has been unable to force his way into first-team plans on a regular basis, with a loan spell at Stoke sanctioned during the January transfer window.

  13. Alex Telles

    Alex Telles

    The Brazilian arrived from Porto with a reputation for making an impact at both ends of the field, but Luke Shaw has blocked his path and a loan spell at Sevilla is being taken in this season.

  14. Eric Bailly
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    Eric Bailly

    Appeared ready to become a mainstay at the heart of United’s defence at one stage, but is now out of sight and mind at Marseille and will have no desire to fill a back-up role with the Red Devils.

  15. Dean Henderson

    Dean Henderson

    Questioned United’s handling of him when heading out on loan to Nottingham Forest and appears unlikely to get the nod as a long-term goalkeeping option despite being an England international.