Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Manchester United superstars who could be heading for the Old Trafford exit this summer

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Crashing out of the Champions League earlier in the month at hands of Atletico Madrid, Manchester United once again find themselves in the midst of another rut.

In a battle to clinch a much-needed top-four finish this season, it is also becoming clearer that Ralf Rangnick will not be handed the job at Old Trafford on a permanent basis past the summer.

With another piece of silverware once again off the table this year, the former Premier League champions could also see a host of their big-name stars also head for the exit.

Expecting quite the squad overhaul ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, we have taken a look at a handful of Manchester United aces who could be making their final appearances at Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba

Having to settle for a spot on the bench as United came crashing out of the Champions League against Atletico, all signs are pointing towards Paul Pogba’s second reign at Old Trafford coming to another disappointing end this summer.

With the French midfielder’s current contract expiring at the end of this season, the two parties have failed to make any kind of progress over recent months and Pogba looks set to leave the English giants on a free transfer.

Bagging just a single Premier League strike this season and dealing with some extended injury issues earlier in the year, the 29-year-old reportedly won’t be short on options over the next few months.

Along with being continuously linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, The Daily Star reported last week that another Spanish giant are keen on striking a deal for the World Cup winner.

It has been reported that a high-flying Barcelona have reached out to Pogba’s entourage and have made it clear that they’re interested in agreeing a lucrative free transfer.

Marcus Rashford

Omitted from Gareth Southgate’s England squad and having to watch March’s international fixtures from home, it is fair to say that Marcus Rashford currently finds himself in the midst of what has become a real Manchester nightmare.

Involved in an altercation with a group of United supporters after their 1-0 defeat at home against Atletico Madrid, the 24-year-old has rather drastically struggled with his form this season and many have suggested that a move away from Old Trafford could be exactly what Rashford needs this summer.

Struggling to cement his place as a first-team regular under Rangnick this year, United’s academy graduate has bagged just four Premier League goals throughout the 2021/22 campaign.

However, while Rashford might undoubtedly be dealing with his toughest spell at Old Trafford, it has been suggested that another top-flight giant could be eyeing up a sensational swoop this summer.

It has been suggested that Arsenal are keen on handing Rashford a potential escape route come the end of the season.

Edinson Cavani

While there might be growing speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo could also be on his way out of Old Trafford if United fail to secure a top-four finish this season, it is starting to become more clear that another of Rangnick’s attacking options is inching closer to the exit.

Rumoured to have omitted himself from United’s 4-1 defeat against Manchester City earlier in the month, Edinson Cavani finds his current deal with the Premier League giants expire this summer and the Uruguayan icon is reportedly not interested in signing an extension.

Despite popping up with some important goals this season, the 35-year-old has suffered with some injury issues and has scored just twice in 12 Premier League appearances so far.

With it no secret that United are desperate to bring in a new number nine this summer, The Daily Mail reported last week that Italian champions Inter Milan are keen on striking a deal with the soon-to-be free agent over the next few months.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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