Manchester United Are Looking To Offload Three Players In January

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.

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Manchester United will be focusing on offloading fringe players in January.

The Red Devils will prioritise securing a fee for the likes of Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero during the winter transfer window, according to M.E.N. It was also reported that Timothy Fosu-Mensah is also “considering his future at United.”

Romero was expected to depart back in summer, but the goalkeeper was reportedly denied a transfer, prompting his wife to accuse the club of disrespectful treatment of her husband on deadline day.

Dean Henderson’s return has changed scenes at Old Trafford and it seems highly unlikely that the Argentina international will find his way back into the matchday squad.

On the other hand, Rojo is yet to make an appearance for over a year, having played his last game for the Mancunians in November of 2019. Although the defender had secured a loan move to Estudiantes earlier this year, he only made a single appearance for his boyhood club.

Jones made just two Premier League starts last season after he was bafflingly handed a four-and-a-half-year contract last February. The Englishman has not made an appearance since January and looks to have lost the trust of Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

The most interesting case is Fosu-Mensah’s, who is looking for a move away in search of more on-field action. The fullback has just played 95 minutes this season and is yet to make a Premier League appearance since opening day against Crystal Palace.

Clearly, the record champions currently have a large squad and need to rely on sales before they add any more names to their arsenal, and January seems to be a very crucial period for this aspect.