Every Man Utd reject Sir Jim Ratcliffe needs to sell in 2024 summer transfer window

  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe has purchased a 25% stake in Manchester United
  • There promises to be plenty of change in the first-team squad under the new ownership
  • Jadon Sancho, Antony and others could be sold

A number of flop signings could be sold
A number of flop signings could be sold / Oliver Hardt/Stringer, Pascal Le Segretain / Staff and Malcolm Couzens / Contributor

Having had his purchase of a 25% stake in his boyhood club recently confirmed, the Sir Jim Ratcliffe-led revolution is now officially underway at Old Trafford.

While fixing up the rather decrepit Old Trafford is one of the key priorities for the new ownership group, fixing the first-team squad is certainly one too.

90min understands that the INEOS chairman is planning to have a budget of around £170m for new signings this summer, with around £100m of that figure coming from player sales.

And with that in mind, here are some of the players that Man Utd should let go of this summer.

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Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho is with Dortmund until the summer / Dean Mouhtaropoulos/GettyImages

Fee: £73m

Current role: Completely ostracised by Erik ten Hag and now back at Borussia Dortmund on loan

Why sell? It seems that so long as Ten Hag is Man Utd's manager then Sancho won't have a future at Old Trafford. The bust-up between the pair ultimately led to the wide forward re-joining former club Dortmund in January, with Sancho likely believing that, if he re-found his best form, he'd return to the Red Devils and become a regular in their squad once again. Put bluntly, however, Sancho hasn't played well since his January move, leading many to question if he's even good enough to be on the books at Man Utd at this stage in his career regardless of his relationship with Ten Hag.


Casemiro is linked with a Saudi Arabia move
Casemiro is linked with a Saudi Arabia move / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Fee: £60m

Current role: Playing a key role in Man Utd's rather non-existent midfield

Why sell? Casemiro was signed (for a lot of money) as a stop-gap in midfield for Manchester United. But with dominant performances also mixed with regular injury absences and mixed form, as well as pocketing a huge sum in wages, that is already coming to an end. It's time to part in summer.

Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane
Man Utd fans haven't seen Raphael Varane at his best / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Fee: £41m

Current role: Man Utd's injury prone centre-back who is the only fit centre-back at the club

Why sell? Like Casemiro, Varane was signed in the later stages of his career and this summer seems like the right time for him to leave the club. With his huge contract winding down and interest from Saudi Arabia being heavily reported, it makes sense to cut ties with the World Cup winner.

Sofyan Amrabat

Sofyan Amrabat
Sofyan Amrabat hasn't had the desired impact / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Fee: £8.5m loan fee + £17.1m buy option

Current role: Five minute cameos at the end of games

Why sell? A player that Manchester United were seemingly desperate to get through the door in the summer, it's fair to say that Sofyan Amrabat hasn't exactly shown fans why their club's transfer gurus were so keen to sign him. And following Kobbie Mainoo's breakout, it's hard to imagine Amrabat probably won't get the chance to either. The Red Devils should cut their losses and let the midfielder return to Fiorentina in the summer without triggering his option.


Antony is an undeniable flop at this stage / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Fee: £86m

Current role: He's being given pity minutes by Erik ten Hag at the end of games.

Why sell? Seemingly now behind Amad Diallo and Omari Forson in the winger pecking order, Antony cost Manchester United £86m - despite club scouts previously valuing him at £25m - and has scored zero Premier League goals so far in 2023/24. Need we say more?

Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial is often injured / Danehouse Photography Ltd/GettyImages

Fee: £58m

Current role: Sitting in the treatment room

Why sell? Ah, the man signed with a Ballon d'Or add-on. Martial's current contract - a five-year deal signed in 2019 - is set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 season, and 90min understands the club has no intention of taking up an option to extend it by a further year. Judging by the near 100 games he's missed due to a myriad of injury concerns at Old Trafford, it's easy to see why that's the case.

Mason Greenwood

Mason Greenwood
Mason Greenwood hasn't played for Man Utd in more than two years / Alex Caparros/GettyImages

Fee: Academy graduate

Current role: On loan at Getafe

Why sell? While Sir Jim Ratcliffe is seemingly set to make his own decision on Mason Greenwood's status at Old Trafford beyond this season, the backlash to his comments and the powerful statement previously published by Man Utd fan group 'Female Fans Against Greenwood's Return' is proof that the club need to cut ties with the 22-year-old permanently in the summer.

Donny van de Beek

Donny van de Beek
Donny van de Beek is rebuilding his career in Germany / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Fee: £40m

Current role: On loan at Eintracht Frankfurt

Why sell? A nasty combination of injuries, managerial changes and a lack of form led to Donny van de Beek's struggles at Man Utd. Now on loan in Germany and getting much more regular gametime, it's clear his future lies elsewhere this summer.