Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Wants Manchester United To Sell Three Players
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been a breath of fresh air since he took over from Jose Mourinho as caretaker manager at Manchester United. However, every new manager needs to make the squad their own with their choice of who to sign and who is shown the door, and that is just what Ole intends on doing.
According to Metro, it has been reported that not only will the Norwegian be appointed permanent manager at the end of the season, but that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told United's executive vice-chair Ed Woodward to allow Alexis Sanchez, Marcos Rojo and Antonio Valencia to leave the club.
It is reported that Solskjaer has been involved in talks for planning next season and has identified areas of the squad he wants to improve.
To allow new signings to join the Red Devils they will also need to let some players go, to balance the books and United's hefty wage bill, and Sanchez, Rojo and Valencia are supposedly not in Solskjaer's plan for the future.
Wing-back Antonio Valencia is out of contract at the end of the season and it appears that after 338 appearances since 2009 his time may well be up with Solskjaer not wanting to extend the 33-year-olds contract for another year.
Rojo extended his contract at United until 2021 last March but injuries have completely derailed his 2018-19 season having made only three appearances for the club.
Sanchez, however, is the deal breaker, the 30-year-old Chilean was banging them in for fun at Arsenal and was seen by many as the next great forward to grace the Theatre of Dreams.
Yet that dream hasn't become a reality. Sanchez has struggled with knee and hamstring injuries during his time at United and hasn't managed to recapture the form he displayed at Arsenal.
Sanchez also earns roughly £400,000-a-week which has reportedly caused difficulties in contract negotiations with David De Gea and so moving on to redistribute the wage bill appears sensible.
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Words by George Buksmann
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