Manchester United should consider parting ways with a recent hero at Old Trafford, as per insights from transfer expert Dean Jones.
Potential Departures from Man Utd…
During the summer transfer window, Manchester United made significant changes to their squad, signing eight new players and facilitating six permanent transfers. The club sold several players, including Dean Henderson, Anthony Elanga, Fred, Matej Kovar, Alex Telles, and Zidane Iqbal, earning nearly £50 million from these sales.
One player who was heavily linked with a departure over the summer was midfielder Scott McTominay. West Ham expressed interest in the Scottish player, even submitting a £30 million offer that was turned down. McTominay remained at Old Trafford past the transfer deadline but has found limited playing time since then. Nevertheless, he became a hero at Old Trafford by scoring twice late in the game, securing a dramatic 2-1 victory over Brentford on Saturday.
Nonetheless, in a recent update regarding potential departures from Manchester United, reported by GiveMeSport on Sunday, Dean Jones suggests that the club should focus on offloading players like McTominay, along with Donny Van de Beek and Jadon Sancho.
Jones stated, “Donny Van de Beek, Scott McTominay, and Jadon Sancho should be a priority for removal from the football club at this point. I see limited utility in their roles as squad players. McTominay could potentially argue for a role, but even from his perspective, it’s unclear if he’ll have a long-term opportunity to stay in the team.”
“Erik ten Hag needs players who are committed to the project at this stage. The season has had a dismal start, and this cannot continue into the new year. Hence, significant decisions must be made, even though finding new clubs for these players has proven challenging, especially at the valuations they seek.”
Highest Earners at Man Utd…
Manchester United appears to be going through a rough patch both on and off the pitch, despite the club’s substantial summer investments, which included high-profile acquisitions like Rasmus Hojlund, Andre Onana, and Mason Mount. The club has several high earners in its ranks, with Jadon Sancho among them, despite his recent absence from Erik ten Hag’s squad.
As a result, prioritizing the departure of players like Sancho and others might be necessary for Manchester United in the coming year. However, if Scott McTominay can build on his heroic performance over the weekend, he might aim to secure his place at the club, even though Dean Jones has suggested otherwise.