5. Eric Bailly:
When Bailly was signed by Jose Mourinho, it looked like United had found their solution to their defensive woes. Alongside Victor Lindelof, Bailly was expected to stabilize the United backline but sadly it didn’t happen. The Ivorian defender has been injured more than often and with the game time he has had, he has struggled with fair share of inconsistency. It does not make sense in jeopardizing his career by staying at United and making Bailly stay if he is not in United’s regular team plans.
The Brazilian was hyped to bring a lot of energy to United’s midfield this season after a successful transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk but it hasn’t turned out to be the same. Fred has struggled to impress both Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to find himself worthy a starting spot. He has struggled to adapt to the demands of the Premier league and it is very likely that his United career is coming to an end after just one season.
3. Matteo Darmian:
The Italian full-back has been a very loyal player to United as he has never created a fuss in spite of not playing regularly at the club. But with time, it is only imminent that the Italian will seek a move away come this summer. Darmian is quite versatile at the back given that he can play on either side of the flanks and also become a make-shift center back. It is only just that United let him go with all the respect he has earned.
2. Antonio Valencia:
The Ecuadorian has enjoyed a long career at United after he signed for the Red Devils in 2009 from Wigan. He has enjoyed playing both as a winger and as a right back but it seems like his time at United is up now. Valencia with his tremendous pace and physicality has been very difficult to beat in the defense but unfortunately he has struggled to offer much in the attack. With United demanding more flair and creativity from the full-backs it is surely an end to Valencia’s time at United and he should be sold come this summer.
- Alexis Sanchez:
There was a lot of excitement when United signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal last season. The Chilean is well versed with the Premier League and offers a lot of creativity and goals in the attack. Unfortunately for everyone, the move hasn’t worked out as the former Barcelona man hasn’t been able to offer much ever since the transfer took place. With the high wages he’s earning and considering his age, it is very unlikely that we will see Sanchez at United next season.