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Six Manchester United Players Have Been Told They Will Be Staying Despite Wanting To Leave

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Six Manchester United Players Have Been Told They Will Be Staying Despite Wanting To Leave

Manchester United are planning for their future, with Erik ten Hag expected to become the new manager, and 12 players have already been told their futures at the club.

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After several months of speculation, it looks like United are finally set to appoint Ten Hag as the man to take over for next season, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November.

Reports claim that the Ajax boss has already agreed to the move, with Mauricio Pochettino overtaken as the club's preferred choice to be the new permanent boss.

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Ten Hag is already preparing for next season, with the Dutchman having already identified his first transfer target, and it looks like he knows the names he'll be working with next season.

According to the Mirror, 12 players have been told their futures, with six players set to leave when their deals expire and six others told they'll be staying put, despite wanting to leave.

The report claims Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata, Tahith Chong and Lee Grant will all be allowed to leave the club.

Cavani and Pogba will leave this summer, after both having a season beset by injuries. Image: PA Images
Cavani and Pogba will leave this summer, after both having a season beset by injuries. Image: PA Images
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All six are out of contract at the end of the season and they won't be renewing their deals, which certainly won't come as a shock when it comes to some of the names.

Pogba, Lingard and Cavani were all already expected to leave in the summer, although the Frenchman's future was still somewhat up in the air.

Apparently Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek, Dean Henderson, Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly are all unhappy at Old Trafford but won't be able to leave.

Martial, Van de Beek and Tuanzebe are all currently out on loan but will be back in Ten Hag's squad for the beginning of next season.

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Van de Beek has already started more games for Everton than he did United. Image: PA Images
Van de Beek has already started more games for Everton than he did United. Image: PA Images

Van de Beek has played under the Ajax manager for the Eredivisie giants and may soon change his mind about wanting to leave if he is reunited with his fellow Dutchman.

He is also unlikely to want to join Everton permanently, especially if Frank Lampard does take the Toffees down for the first time since 1951.

Henderson is likely to be most annoyed at being unable to leave, having sat on the bench as second choice to David de Gea yet again this season.

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The 25-year-old reportedly wanted to leave last January in order to get first team football and allow him to compete for a place in England's World Cup squad later this year.

Henderson has spent much of the season as a substitute. Image: PA Images
Henderson has spent much of the season as a substitute. Image: PA Images

Things could change for the unhappy players, depending on what Ten Hag wants to do as far as incomings go, and how many he is able to get in.

Should the club sign some of their targets, and they'll be looking at a central midfielder, striker and defender at least, then some of those unhappy players may still be allowed to leave.

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There could be quite the revolving door at Old Trafford this summer.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester United, Paul Pogba, Erik Ten Hag, Transfers, Premier League, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek

Ryan Sidle
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