Manchester United is reportedly planning a substantial squad overhaul to reach double figures across the two upcoming transfer windows in 2024, aiming for a significant reshaping of the team, according to Manchester Evening News.
Last summer, a considerable fourteen players from the first team left permanently as part of the club’s efforts to streamline the squad in compliance with the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability regulations. Everton, facing a 10-point deduction, also had to adjust due to breaching financial fair play rules.
Key players such as David de Gea, Eric Bailly, Fred, Anthony Elanga, and Alex Telles departed Old Trafford ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.
As the club gears up for another squad overhaul, the contracts of Tom Heaton and Jonny Evans, who joined on a short-term deal this season, are set to expire without the option of one-year extensions in June.
The fate of players like Brandon Williams and Alvaro Fernandez, currently on loan at Ipswich Town and Girona, respectively, remains uncertain regarding contract extensions. Mason Greenwood, also on loan, appears to have no future at the club.
Erik ten Hag, the manager, is reportedly prioritizing the addition of a center-back, potentially leading to the departure of Victor Lindelof next year. Despite being on the shortest contract, Lindelof has featured in 11 of Man United’s 18 games this season. Raphael Varane’s future at the club is also in question, especially with Harry Maguire rediscovering his form.
In the midfield, the futures of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen, both in their thirties, might be in jeopardy ahead of the 2024/25 season.
Jadon Sancho, who has been excluded from the first team, and Anthony Martial continue to be subjects of transfer speculation, indicating that Manchester United is poised to be active in both transfer windows next year as Erik ten Hag continues the process of reshaping the squad.