Manchester United Open to Offers for First-Team Players as Club Eyes Major Overhaul

Manchester United are poised for a significant shake-up this summer as reports emerge of the club’s willingness to entertain offers for most of their first-team squad. With Sir Jim Ratcliffe at the helm, the Red Devils are aiming to rejuvenate the team and reclaim their position as contenders for top honors.

Among those potentially on the chopping block is England striker Marcus Rashford, although club insiders emphasize their preference to retain him and help him rediscover his prolific form. Despite previous links to Paris St-Germain, it appears unlikely that Rashford will be heading to the French giants, who themselves are facing the prospect of losing Kylian Mbappe.

Manager Erik ten Hag’s regular starters, including promising youngsters Rasmus Hojlund, Kobbie Mainoo, and Alejandro Garnacho, are reportedly exempt from the potential exodus. However, it would require a substantial offer for United to even consider parting ways with skipper Bruno Fernandes, goalkeeper Andre Onana, and full-back Diogo Dalot.

While the extent of United’s summer transfer activity remains uncertain, the club acknowledges its historical challenges in offloading players. The impending talks between Ten Hag and new technical director Jason Wilcox will likely shed light on the squad’s current state and the issues facing the team.

Financial constraints imposed by Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR) further complicate matters for United, especially with their Champions League qualification hopes fading. To secure a Europa League berth, they must either finish sixth in the Premier League or triumph over Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

In anticipation of these challenges, United aims to maximize transfer fees while some experienced players with expiring contracts, such as Anthony Martial and Raphael Varane, are expected to depart. Additionally, midfielders Christian Eriksen and Casemiro, both facing disappointing campaigns, could seek new opportunities.

Meanwhile, loaned-out players like Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho are also likely to seek permanent moves elsewhere. Speculation surrounding Ten Hag’s future at the club persists, with potential interest from Ajax adding to the uncertainty. However, United may not wield their full financial muscle until the 2025-26 season, according to club sources.

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