Man United could be set for another major re-shuffle

Man United could be set for another major re-shuffle

Manchester United had a major re-shuffle in the summer with 14 players leaving the club in various capacities and six new players arriving.

However, The Telegraph insists the next few transfer windows are going to be just as busy and lots of players could be heading towards the exit door.

United are expected to attempt to find buyers for Nani, Anders Lindegaard and Javier Hernandez, as well as Anderson who is unlikely to ever feature for Louis van Gaal in a competitive fixture unless there are no other options available to him.

Wilfried Zaha is another name which was mentioned in the reports. Zaha, 22, is currently back at Crystal Palace which was the club United signed him from in 2013 for £12m. The jury is still out on whether Zaha has a future at Old Trafford and reports suggest United could be willing to consider cutting their losses and letting him move on.

Two other players currently out on loan could also be sold. Nick Powell enjoyed a strong start to his United career but loan spells at Wigan and Leicester had varying degrees of success and his poor form at Premier League side Leicester could see him return to United this month.

As for Angelo Henriquez, the Chilean striker has been a goalscoring revelation out at Dinamo Zagreb, so there would be no shortage of clubs who’d want to sign him. Given how well he has been scoring goals, he certainly deserves a chance with United but as James Wilson and Will Keane are already on the periphery of the first-team, so Henriquez would have to compete with them.

Tom Cleverley is another player who could make his loan deal permanent. The English midfielder is at Aston Villa and has become more settled in Paul Lambert’s squad. Many thought Cleverley could improve under Van Gaal but he failed to impress him when given the opportunities.

There are also comments regarding the future of Darren Fletcher and Rafael. The Scottish midfielder would be the first one to tell you he is not the player he once was any more and now could be the time where Van Gaal overlooks sentimentality to let Fletcher leave.

Rafael’s case is slightly more complex. Reports last summer suggested Van Gaal was already willing to let him leave and a season of fine performances sandwiched between long term injuries hasn’t done the Brazilian any favour to show United can rely on him as the first-choice right back.

All in all, a host of United players are linked with potential exits and most of them have justified reasons as to why they might happens, so the next couple of transfer windows could see a lot more in and out movement from United.

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