Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly been told he must trim his Manchester United squad by three players before aiming to strengthen his defence in the summer.
United have been looking for a new centre-back to help partner Harry Maguire and have been linked with a move for Sevilla’s £60million rated star Jules Kounde.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told to offload three players
However, Solskjaer has been instructed to move on United’s out of favour players before making moves in the transfer market.
According to the Mirror the three players identified as likely to be moved on are Argentine duo Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero as well as England international Phil Jones.
Rojo is likely to depart Old Trafford on deadline day for a return back to his homeland with Boca Juniors following over five-and-a-half injury hit years at the club.
Sevilla’s Jules Kounde is a £60m target for United but has attracted interest all over Europe
The 30-year-old has not played for United since the end of 2019 having spent the second half of last season on loan at Estudiantes and not being selected among Solskjaer’s Premier League or Champions League squads this term.
His compatriot Romero could also leave on deadline day, with the goalkeeper having fallen to third choice behind David de Gea and Dean Henderson.
Jones meanwhile is likely to stay put until at least the summer, with United struggling to find any interest in the centre-back who has now not played a first-team game in over a year for the Red Devils.
The 28-year-old has become a forgotten man at United but he still has two-and-a-half years to run on his current United deal.