Man Utd summer transfers out: Total clearout has already started

If reports are to be believed, there looks set to be plenty of Man Utd transfers that are going to happen in the summer, including potentially a lot of outgoings. According to the Daily Mail, only Kobbie Mainoo, Alejandro Garnacho and Rasmus Hojlund are not for sale.

That means the likes of captain Bruno Fernandes, who has recently hinted at a possible Old Trafford exit this summer, and Borussia Dortmund loanee Jadon Sancho, who put in a man-of-the-match performance in their 1-0 win against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg at the Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday night, are seemingly at risk of being sold.

The same night that Sancho impressed in Germany, Sir Jim Radcliffe had dinner with key advisors Sir Dave Brailsford and Jean-Claude Blanc, and after reports of a potential mass squad overhaul at the Red Devils this summer broke just a few days ago, it is believed this would have been a topic of discussion.

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Sancho has impressed during his loan spell at Dortmund, which begs the question over whether Man Utd should keep him beyond this summer – Photo by Icon Sport

Man Utd transfers: Should Sancho be kept over Ten Hag?

After Sancho was frozen out by Erik ten Hag in the first half of the season, he was sent on loan to Dortmund in the January transfer window, a club where he flourished at before making his big-money move to Old Trafford. The 24-year-old has scored three goals and made a further two assists in 17 appearances in total over all competitions so far in his loan spell, and has established himself as a regular starter.

His performance against PSG on such a big occasion was particularly impressive, as he won a phenomenal 14 duels and recorded 13 successful dribbles, by far the most of any player on the pitch. If Sancho keeps impressing on the big stage, he could be a wildcard pick for Gareth Southgate and England at Euro 2024.

Man Utd should be reluctant to sell a player of his quality, and so maybe they should consider getting rid of Ten Hag and letting a new manager unearth Sancho in their new project. Should he fail to win the FA Cup final against neighbours and rivals Manchester City and fail to qualify for the Champions League via the club's league position, then Ten Hag could be next on the chopping block.

In that even, Sancho, among other members of the squad, could end up staying put.

Adam is a lead writer on Football Whispers. He is a big Arsenal fan, and also follows his local club Wealdstone, made famous by The Wealdstone Raider, of whom he has interviewed. Adam also follows darts, boxing, cricket and tennis, among many other sports.