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Gary Neville names the four Man Utd players he would let go this summer

By CJ Smith

Published: 16:59, 10 April 2019

Gary Neville has highlighted four Manchester United players who won’t be missed should the club let them go this summer.

Following the permanent appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager, the Red Devils are set for massive overhaul of their squad, with a number of players rumoured to be heading for the exit door.

United set for a summer overhaul: Five key things to know…

  1. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed permanent United boss in March.
  2. The club have been linked with summer signings for Jadon Sancho, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Toby Alderweireld.
  3. Gary Neville also believes United need to let a number of players leave to free up cash.
  4. He named Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata the ones United should let go.
  5. Those four players have started just 37 Premier League games combined this term.

United have been linked with moves for the likes of Jadon Sancho, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Toby Alderweireld to revitalise their squad, but Neville has named Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera as players he would be happy to see leave.

He told Sky Sports: “There’s a lot of players Ole has to make a decision on. Is it a big loss if Darmian leaves? I don’t think it’s the end of the world.

“Is it a big loss if Antonio Valencia leaves? He’s had problems with injuries, I think United need a new right back. Ashley Young, he’s fine to stay there for another 12 months.

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“I think Mata and Herrera are interesting ones in terms of how the club approach that.

“I think they will be players that are wanted by other clubs. For me it wouldn’t be the end of the world if they both left.”

Neville worries over two United stars

Neville may be happy to see the back off the four aforementioned United players, but two of the club’s stars he would not like to see leave Old Trafford are David de Gea and Marcus Rashford.

De Gea’s contract is up at the end of this season, while Rashford’s only runs until June 2020 and while Neville does worry about losing the former, he is confident the latter will remain at the club beyond his current deal.

“The two I’d be worried about are De Gea and Marcus Rashford,” Neville wrote in his Sky Sports column. “There’s talk about both of them not signing a new deal but I think Rashford will sign, that’s not in doubt.”