Ten Man United stars are rumored to be leaving in January: which ones are really going to leave? – Man United News and transfer news


With exactly two weeks until the January transfer window opens, at least ten stars of Manchester United’s first team are said to be looking for a winter exit from the club, either on permanent contract or on loan. In this article, we take a look at the likelihood of each of these moves taking place.

Paul pogba – Prediction: Stays

With United running out of options in the midfield, from a football standpoint it makes sense for Pogba to stay until the end of the season, but from a financial standpoint, the January window represents the United’s last chance to recover any kind of transfer fee for him. .

However, the only two clubs that remained in the battle for his signing – Juventus and Paris Saint Germain – were both reportedly excluded this week. Juve are reportedly delaying the transfer due to their ongoing tax evasion investigation and Leonardo, PSG director of football, has announced they will don’t try to sign anyone in this window.

Edinson Cavani – Prediction: Leaves

Cavani’s nose was clearly upset over Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival and he complained about playing time, although to be fair to United the player has ruled out for most of the season anyway. .

While United boss Ralf Rangnick recently said he would not try to persuade a disgruntled player to stay and both Cavani and Barcelona would desperately need him to replace the hapless Sergio Aguero at Camp Neu, he seems almost inevitable that the Uruguayan is heading for Spain at the earliest opportunity, with perhaps a few millions thrown at United at best to cushion the blow.

Antoine Martial – Prediction: Stays

Martial’s agent has said he wants to leave in January and there appears to be great interest in him from Juventus, Atletico Madrid, PSG and Newcastle. However, the Frenchman’s situation is slightly different from Cavani’s – he has a contract at United until June 2024 with an option of another year, and he is 26, entering his peak years.

All of this means United will want a substantial sum for the player – a report this week suggested a minimum of £ 30million. This might not be a problem for Newcastle and there has been talk of a player swap with Atletico. There is also the option of a loan.

The other problem, however, is the cover: if Cavani goes, will Ralf Rangnick allow another center-forward to leave the club in the middle of the season as well, leaving only Cristiano Ronaldo and Mason Greenwood as attackers? recognized? Probably not.


Jesse Lingard
– Prediction: Leaves

Let’s face it, Lingard would already be a West Ham player if United hadn’t been so greedy in asking for a £ 30million transfer fee last summer, something the Hammers couldn’t afford. But now, with six months left on his contract and the player having barely kicked a ball this season, anything the Reds can get for him at this point will be better than nothing.

There has been interest in the 28-year-old from across Europe, but it seems very likely that it will be a Premier League side that wins this race. Newcastle will likely offer the most money, but is Lingard at risk of joining a side threatened with relegation? West Ham still sniffles and Everton is also widespread to be interested. I have a feeling this time Jesse will be on his way.

Donny van de Beek – Prediction: Stays

It seemed almost certain under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that the Dutchman would leave in January. However, all the evidence so far indicates that Ralf Rangnick will turn the side more and that could and should give Van de Beek a better opportunity to earn a more regular starting spot.

Like Martial, Donny has a long contract and likely a higher market value than what would be offered in the current climate, so it seems more likely that he will stay and fight for his place on the squad for the next six months at the less.

Diogo Dalot – Prediction: Stays

A story very similar to that of Van de Beek, except that Dalot seems to have already consolidated his place in the starting XI against Aaron Wan-Bissaka after a series of impressive performances.

There is still a chance that United will try again for Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier next month and in the unlikely event that a deal is reached, José Mourinho is said to be keen to sign his compatriot for the second time, this time in the ‘AS Roma. But for now, everything seems unlikely.

Phil jones – Prediction: Leave on loan

Jones is finally back in shape after almost two years of absence due to injury. However, the chances of getting playing time seem very limited given that there are four center-backs ahead of him in the pecking order.

It seems unlikely that many clubs are ready to match his £ 75,000-a-week salary given his age and injury record, so a loan deal could be more likely. It would give Phil a chance to prove his fitness, which would allow United to get more for him if he were to move permanently this summer.

Dean Henderson – Prediction: Leave on loan

With Tom Heaton able to replace fit David de Gea in goal, Henderson could be cleared on loan at this point, but it seems unlikely that he will be sold. His new contract earns him £ 100,000 a week which, added to the transfer fees United would expect, means he would be a costly acquisition for any club.

Juan Mata – Prediction: Stays

Reports have surfaced again recently of a return to his native Valencia but there has also been a lot of talk about Mata staying at Old Trafford and becoming a coach when he hangs up his boots. He is also set to suffer a significant pay cut to join los Che, whose financial difficulties mean they could likely only offer around a third of his current £ 160,000 a week contract. And although he only has six months to go, overall it seems more likely that he will see his contract, especially for cover if Jesse Lingard leaves, who plays in the same range of positions.

Amad Diallo – Prediction: Leave on loan

Last season it looked like Amad was going to blow up at Old Trafford, but an injury early in that tenure kept him from getting a loan deal and in the few chances he’s had, he hasn’t. reached the heights expected of him since his return.

While Feyenoord is still interested in a loan and many other suitors follow suit, it seems like a race certainty that the Ivorian will be on loan in January.


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