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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer willing to sell seven Manchester United players in January – including Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek


Manchester United are planning a clear-out ahead of the January transfer window (Picture: Sky Sports)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly willing to sell up to seven Manchester United players in January, with Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek possibly set to leave Old Trafford.

The Red Devils bolstered Solskjaer’s squad over the summer with the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

Now Solskjaer is hoping to trim his squad and add to his transfer kitty by offloading some less important players, including Martial and Van de Beek.

Martial has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford while Van de Beek has endured a dismal spell in Manchester following his £40m move from Ajax in 2020.

The Sun say Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Alex Telles and Diogo Dalot could also be on their way out, with Manchester United already making plans for the January transfer window.

England international Lingard was heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford over the summer after spending the second-half of last season on loan at West Ham.

Jones and Bailly, meanwhile, have hardly featured for Manchester United over the past two years due to their injury issues.

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Solskjaer’s side travel to east London to face former manager David Moyes’ West Ham on Sunday and will be looking to get back to winning ways following Tuesday’s shock Champions League defeat to Young Boys.

Moyes was asked about Manchester United’s Premier League title chances ahead of the clash and said: ‘I think they will always have to be competitive and try to win trophies, try to win the Premier League – that’s what that club does.

‘They’ve got a good balance of youth and experience in the squad. I think Ole’s been given a really good chance to build a squad and a team and I think he’s doing a good job.

‘He’s got a team that is more than capable this year of winning the Premier League. I see it as a huge opportunity to manage the biggest club in the world.

‘But I don’t blame anyone else other than myself. I needed to win more games. At the biggest club in the world you have to win the games and unfortunately I didn’t win enough.

‘Ole’s doing a really good job. I think all managers at any club would ask for some time and if you get that chance it certainly helps you build your squad and get your thoughts over to your team.’

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