According to Manchester Evening News, the Manchester United club intends to degrease its defensive sector quite extensively for next season.
The performances of the feverish defense of Manchester United (57 goals conceded in 38 Premier League matches) caused a lot of ink to flow last season. The Red Devils have not skimped on sometimes lavish spending to strengthen this game sector in recent years, but nothing has helped.
The reservoir of players is not lacking in quantity, it is rather the quality that is precisely lacking. Often panned by critics for his poor performances in the Manchester United jersey, Harry Maguire enjoys his status with the selection, where he retains the confidence of his coach Gareth Southgate.
No player seems immune
Raphaël Varane is not going through the best period of his career and has not always led his defense effectively, but he keeps a rating and his experience remains unmatched within the workforce. Behind these two players, they are at least five or six to know that they are in danger. According to Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils do not refrain from parting with at least five players this summer.
Phil Jones (4 PL matches) and Eric Bailly (4 PL matches) play too little and should leave. The latter has more often appeared on a team sheet for Ivory Coast than for Manchester United, while Jones, often injured, has started only 16 matches since February 2019 and the signing of Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left from).
Luke Shaw, hardly more brilliant than Maguire with United, has reason to worry. Just like Victor Lindelöf, if ever the club decides to invest in another central defender. From Diogo Dalot to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, whom United are keen to sell according to Manchester Evening News, no player is immune.