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Through the Exit Door: 7 Players Who Could Leave Manchester United This Summer

As another Premier League season draws to a close, the focus will quickly turn to the summer transfer window. 


And with Manchester United looking to build a squad capable of taking the title from arch-rivals Manchester City, they'll need to raise funds to spend money.


With that in mind, we look at seven players who could be set to leave Old Trafford this summer.

7. Matteo Darmian

The Italian right-back has failed to prove himself in a United shirt, with stand-out performances a rarity since he arrived in for £12.7m.


Despite his less-than-impressive form for United, he has been continually linked with Italian giants Juventus and Milan. A return to Italy now seems likely for Darmian, who may in-part, lay some of the blame for his forgettable time at United on the fact he has been switched from left-back to right-back - as well as being used mainly as a substitute.


Full-backs appear to be a key area where United will look to strengthen this summer, with Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia heading towards the twilight of their respective careers and Darmian’s sale would help provide extra funds for potential replacements.

6. Daley Blind

Blind arrived at United following an impressive World Cup campaign in 2014 with boss Louis Van Gaal, and his link-up with then-United striker Robin van Persie resulted in the famous diving header during Netherland’s win on Spain.


After a decent start to life at United, Blind has made just six Premier League appearances this season. The club took up the option to extend Blind’s contract by 12 months earlier this term, however it now appears likely that the club will look to move Blind on and recoup some of the £13.8m paid to sign him in 2014, rather than see him leave on a free transfer.


A return to former club Ajax could be an option, however at 28, Blind may feel he still has more to offer on Europe’s top stages, with a move to Germany or Italy likely to suit his style of play.


It's also worth noting that he's been linked with Barcelona on more than one occasion before...

5. Andreas Pereira

The talented youngster has been on United’s books for seven years and it now seems he is ready to leave, unless he is given assurances about featuring in Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans for next season.


The Belgian-born Brazilian had an impressive start this season on loan at Valencia, further highlighting his potential, but with competition strong in the United squad in his favoured attacking midfield positions – especially after the consistently good form of Jesse Lingard this term – it may mean that Pereira is forced to leave permanently to further his career.


Valencia are reportedly keen on making a loan deal permanent, while it’s likely that other teams in La Liga will have been keeping tabs on the youngster.

4. Sergio Romero

The Argentine number-one has been a fine back-up to David De Gea over several seasons and it would be hard to argue that any other top flight team is able to boast two international goalkeepers of Romero and De Gea's calibre.


It’s surprising then, that Romero has hung around for as long as he has, despite being used mainly in cup competitions, he has kept his place as Argentina’s keeper of choice. The realisation that this position could be under threat has seemingly dawned on Romero, with talk intensifying surrounding a potential summer departure.


He wouldn’t be short of potential suitors either, with a host of Champions League teams sure to be interested in a player signed by Louis van Gaal on a free transfer.

3. Luke Shaw

The ongoing tension between Luke Shaw and manager Jose Mourinho have been well publicised this season. Mourinho’s public berating of the England international late in 2017 saw the Man Utd manager come under sharp criticism from former players and pundits.


However with Shaw’s numerous absences through injury limiting his chances to impress his boss, the exit door appears close for a player who became the world’s most expensive teenager when he signed from Southampton in 2014 for £30m.


Shaw has been linked with a move to Spurs for a number of months, with talk of a swap deal involving England colleague Danny Rose refusing to die down.

2. Marouane Fellaini

Fellaini has been a polarising figure at Old Trafford. Since arriving from Everton in 2013 to link up with then-United boss David Moyes, his style of play appeared to contradict the fast-flowing attacking traditions of the Red Devils leading for many fans to boo him during a poor run of form under Moyes and then Louis van Gaal.


Despite the fans negativity towards him, Fellaini has been a reliable tactical alternative for Mourinho to call upon – often effectively – during his time in charge. With his winning goal in the 2-1 win over Arsenal a timely reminder of what he can offer.


Talks over a new contract have appeared to stall with clubs across Europe, including West Ham, Inter Milan and Galatasary all keeping tabs on the big Belgian should he decide against staying with United.


Jose Mourinho, though, remains optimistic he will stay.

1. Anthony Martial

The writing appears to be on the wall for the departure of Anthony Martial this summer. The clearly-talented Frenchman has found himself in and out of the first team this year, battling with Marcus Rashford and now Alexis Sanchez for a starting berth.


Martial announced himself to United fans with a scintillating display on his debut against Liverpool after arriving for a record fee under Louis van Gaal and has been a fan favourite since, with most often calling for the exciting player to be used more by Mourinho.


It seems that Mourinho is not convinced by what he’s seen and, when Martial was left out against Spurs in the FA Cup semi-final, the speculation regarding his future reached boiling point.