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Erik ten Hag 'ready to sell Man Utd striker Anthony Martial' as Mason Greenwood investigation continues

Rory O'Callaghan

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Erik ten Hag 'ready to sell Man Utd striker Anthony Martial' as Mason Greenwood investigation continues

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is reportedly planning a major overhaul of his squad this summer.

Ten Hag has overseen significant progress in his first season at United, with the club already winning the Carabao Cup – their first major trophy in six years.

United are on course for a top-four finish in the Premier League and are also through to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where they will face Brighton on Sunday.

But their hopes of a treble were dashed on Thursday night after a humiliating defeat at the hands of Sevilla in the Europa League.

Multiple reports emerged in the wake of the defeat which claim Ten Hag is planning a huge clearout of his squad this summer.

These are said to include club captain Harry Maguire and striker Anthony Martial, as well as Jadon Sancho, Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay and Fred.

Other players who could be sold include Donny van de Beek, Anthony Elanga and Dean Henderson, while Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe will leave upon their contracts expiring in the summer.

What is happening with Mason Greenwood?

Should Martial be sold, it would leave United with just one available senior striker – Marcus Rashord, with loanee Wout Weghorst expected to return to parent club Burnley in the summer.

It has not yet been decided what will happen with Mason Greenwood, who remains suspended while the club conducts an investigation into his behaviour.

Greenwood was arrested at his home in January 2022 after allegations against the footballer were posted on social media.

He was later charged with attempted rape, assault and coercive control and was due to stand trial in November before all charges against him were dropped after key witnesses withdrew their involvement in the case and new material came to light during a police investigation.

United are yet to decide whether Greenwood will be allowed to resume his career at Old Trafford.

The Guardian claim that United staff are split over whether Greenwood should be welcomed back despite the charges against him being dropped.

While a 'substantial proportion of the workforce would be deeply unhappy if Greenwood played for the club again', it is claimed that 'others feel a duty of care towards the player' who denied the charges against him and has not been found guilty of any crime.

The Athletic claim United have rejected offers from Turkish sides for Greenwood, with Fenerbahce believed to be one of the clubs interested in signing the forward.

Relevo claim that Italian giants AC Milan are also considering a move for the striker, should he be released or sold by United.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Mason Greenwood, Football, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Transfers

Rory O'Callaghan
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