Man Utd let NINE players go this summer with Erik ten Hag hoping for five signings | Soccer

Manchester United players return for pre-season

Ten Hag is overseeing major squad changes this summer (Picture: Getty)

Erik ten Hag is still hoping for five signings Manchester United this summer – with up to nine departures as part of a major clear-out.

United have agreed to sign Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord, while they have agreed in principle with Barcelona on a transfer for Frenkie de Jong – ten Hag’s top target.

Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez is also on the manager’s wanted list along with team-mate Antony. United have also offered Christian Eriksen a contract.

United have already said goodbye to Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani, who all left Old Trafford when their contracts expired.

But Goal report there could be nine more departures before the summer transfer window closes.

Manchester United players return for pre-season

Martial gets a chance to win over the new manager (Image: Getty)

A few will have opportunities to impress the manager during pre-season, with Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka hoping to make an immediate impression.

United are ready to hear offers for Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe, Alex Telles and Brandon Williams – with the imminent arrival of Malacia further hurting the latter two’s first-team prospects.

Fulham, meanwhile, are in talks to sign Andreas Pereira while Dean Henderson is close to sealing a season-long loan move to Newcastle United.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has also come under scrutiny in recent weeks but United insist the 37-year-old will be going nowhere this summer.

United were back in training this week and will fly to Thailand and Australia for their pre-season tour which will include friendlies against Liverpool, Melbourne Victory, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa on July 8.

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