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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Plots January Overhaul With Five Players Set To Be Shown The Door

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Plots January Overhaul With Five Players Set To Be Shown The Door

Manchester United could be set to offload as many as FIVE first-team players in January, as the club attempts to turn its fortunes around following a poor start to the new season.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is already under immense pressure to deliver trophies this season, having brought in the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho this summer.

And yet, despite spending big, his side still finds itself languishing down in 6th in the Premier League table, with just four wins from eight very winnable games.

Big changes could be in order for the manager, which will seemingly begin with player exits - according to The Sun.

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They speculate that fringe players like Donny van de Beek and Phil Jones could be the first to be let go, with Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof and Jesse Lingard also possibly on the chopping block.

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The report comes after last weekend's calamitous 4-2 defeat to Leicester City, in which both Lindelof and Lingard struggled.

The Swedish defender, in particular, came in for plenty of criticism.

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Former United midfielder Paul Scholes labelled Lindelof's defending as "slow" and "crazy", although it's also crucial to note that he was mainly playing due to the absence of Varane at the back.

Van de Beek, meanwhile, wasn't even fortunate enough to come off the bench during the demoralising defeat at the King Power.

The Dutchman was instead forced to watch from the sidelines, leading Sky's Gary Neville to once again claim that Solskjaer "doesn't fancy him."

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The pressure is on Martial too, who, bar a goalscoring performance against Everton earlier this month, has largely flattered to deceive this season.

However, the man most at risk of leaving is Jones. The 29-year-old has been consigned to the U23 Premier League so far this year, having failed to start a single game for the first team.

While no potential suitors have been identified yet for any of the aforementioned names, Newcastle United could be a possible destination for some, with the Toon in need of some quality additions this winter to help ease their relegation concerns.

Topics: Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek, Manchester United, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jesse Lingard

Tom Fenton
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