Manchester United have endured yet another average campaign in the Premier League despite having spent in excess of £150m on recruits in the previous summer transfer window.
Jose Mourinho would have been expecting to revive the club’s glory days after he signed the likes of Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic last year, but unfortunately, the club have just failed to live up to their expectations.
With the 2016/17 season coming to a close, the Red Devils could be busy in the transfer window once again with a few players from the existing squad likely to make way due to respective reasons.
Here are a few notable names who could part ways with the club this summer;
David de Gea:
The Spain international has been one of the most consistent performers in the United shirt, and his showing has been rewarded this season with his selection in the PFA Team of the Year.
Despite this, the 26-year-old appears to be leaning for a switch to Real Madrid after having failed to join the European champions a couple of seasons ago.
The former Atleti man had been heavily tipped to join Los Blancos in the summer of 2015 but a faulty machine eventually scuppered the move after the necessary paperwork failed to reach on time on transfer deadline day.
De Gea has since managed to shrug off his disappointment to perform at a similar level for United, but he could be off to Real Madrid in a £60m deal at the end of the campaign.
The Belgium international arrived alongside former boss David Moyes from Everton in 2013, and many felt that he could replicate a similar showing in the red and white shirt of United.
Fellaini amassed a respective tally of 11 league goals during his final season at Goodison, but sadly he has not managed to better his scoring record in his four years at Old Trafford.
The lanky midfielder has turned out a villain on multiple occasions for the club’s faithful, and this includes a late penalty against former club Everton which cost his side a valuable win earlier in the season.
United decided to trigger the one-year extension present in Fellaini’s contract in January, and this could allow them to command a reasonable price through his sale in the summer.
Turkish club Trabzonspor are keen on recruiting the midfielder anchorman as part of their 50th-anniversary celebration later in the year.
The former Torino man has endured a mixed campaign in the Red Devils shirt this campaign. The Italy international was initially expected to leave the Mancunian giants last summer but the club did not receive any suitable offers for his sale.
Darmian followed to earn a regular run in the left-back role ahead of Luke Shaw – at the same time when United began their long unbeaten league streak which lasts to date.
Since the turn of the year, the 27-year-old has been occasionally used in the left-back spot with Shaw getting a run in with Marcos Rojo (both injured), while Ashley Young has also been a surprise starter in the position.
The versatile defender appears to have already begun house-hunting in his hometown, and it is reported that he could join one of AC Milan or Inter Milan during the next transfer window.