Reports today suggest Manchester United are planning a very big clearout
In what's been a season to forget for Manchester United, The Telegraph reports that they are about to get rid of a lot of their under-performing squad.
David Moyes has been at pains to point out to anyone who will listen that Manchester United are a team in transition. He has gone on record as saying that there will be changes. Some United fans remain sceptical given the disaster that was last summer's transfer window. However, it does look like several players will be heading for the Old Trafford exit door this summer, according to the Telegraph.
It is no real surprise to hear that Rio Ferdinand is on his way out. His best days are long behind him and a possible swansong in the MLS awaits him. Nani and Anderson, both talented players, but nowhere near consistent enough, are said to be departing Manchester too. Anderson (pic above) is currently on loan with Serie A club Fiorentina and Nani has been linked strongly with both Inter Milan and Juventus.
Alex Ferguson beat off strong competition last year from Arsenal for the signing of Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace. Zaha hasn't really impressed Moyes and is currently on loan with Cardiff City. The talk is that Moyes is ready to cut his losses on the talented winger and let him go having only made two appearances for United.
Javier Hernandez (pic above) is also rumoured to be leaving the club. The Mexican striker is a fans' favourite for his work ethic and ability to score goals, added to his seemingly great attitude. He rarely, if ever, talks of his displeasure at not being in the team. He seems to just keep his head down and get on with things. Even his patience must be tested though having seen himself become almost fourth choice striker behind Van Persie, Rooney and Welbeck. It seems, the man they signed from Guadalajara is on his way. Tottenham Hotspur, Valencia and Atletico Madrid have been linked with him.
One of the biggest conundrums for Moyes has been when or where to play Shinji Kagawa. There is no doubt that the Japanese midfielder is a talented player, having won the Bundesliga Player of the Year in his final season with Borussia Dortmund, a season which culminated in them winning the domestic double.
He is superbly gifted technically, but has struggled to make an impression in England. United, it seems, haven't worked out how to get the best out of Kagawa (pic below) and it looks like he could be heading out this summer too. His former club Borussia Dortmund have been linked with his return.