Manchester United

4 Players Manchester United Desperately Need to Sell This Summer

Mudeet Arora
Phil Jones is one of the players that Manchester United should definitely sell this summer
Phil Jones is one of the players that Manchester United should definitely sell this summer / Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Manchester United have finally got their prime transfer target for the summer in the form of Jadon Sancho.

The young English forward's addition comes at a big cost, which means the Red Devils will indulge in selling some players to offset their investment.

Here are four players we think will be sold in this summer's transfer window.

1. Eric Bailly

Eric Bailly, Manchester United
Eric Bailly needs to be sold this summer / SOPA Images/Getty Images

Three weeks ago, Eric Bailly completed five years at Manchester United. In that time, the Ivorian has played just 106 games for the Red Devils.

Most of the games that he has missed have been due to his problems with consistent injuries.

His fitness is one of the major reasons why United need to offload him in order to save money for new players.

2. Diogo Dalot

Diogo Dalot, Manchester United
Diogo Dalot could be sold if a decent bid arrives this summer / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Dalot was bought to be a back-up full-back option to provide competition to Aaron Wan-Bissaka but he could not prove himself when the time came for him at United.

The Portuguese defender spent last season on loan at Milan and has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

If United get a decent bid for him, Dalot may well be sold this summer.

3. Jesse Lingard

Jesse Lingard, West Ham United transfer
Jesse Lingard could be handed the chance to succeed at another club this summer / Pool/Getty Images

Lingard has been one of those players who has divided opinion among the Manchester United fanbase.

Eventually, the Red Devils decided for him to be sent on loan to West Ham United after falling out of favour with Solskjaer.

Now, what happened at West Ham was surreal. Lingard incredibly revived his career at the London Stadium and became an integral part of the Hammers' successful season, scoring and assisting goals for fun.

United were smart enough to renew Lingard's contract before sending him out on loan.

This means they could demand a decent fee or even a player exchange deal with Declan Rice if West Ham intend on making Lingard's move permanent.

4. Phil Jones

Phil Jones, Manchester United
Phil Jones needs to be sold this summer / Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Phil Jones completed 10 years as a Manchester United player two days back.

Remarkable, isn't it?

Except, it isn't.

29-year-old Jones has been the perfect example of what has gone wrong at United in the last decade or so.

Spending 10 years at the club, Jones has made just 165 appearances for United.

A fully fit player with minor injuries through a season on average would play atleast 30 out of 38 games in a league season. That should go to about 300 league games in a decade.

And the above example is just for league games. Jones has made 165 appearances overall for United including Premier League and all other cup competitions.

The fact that he still remains at United is an example of what's gone wrong with their transfer policy over the years.