Sunderland legend names seven players the Red Devils must get out of Old Trafford this summer
Micky Gray has listed SEVEN players who are ‘not good enough for Manchester United’ and MUST be sold by the club this summer.
The talkSPORT pundit and Sunderland legend gave a damning assessment of the state of United’s squad, after the Red Devils made it five games without a win this weekend.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side stuttered to a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield on Sunday, a result that proved just how bad things are for the club at the moment.
United could only manage a point against a team that was relegated in March, and that had also lost five games in a row leading up to the clash.
The result means a top-four finish is now impossible and Solskjaer’s side will have to settle for Europa League football next season.
It’s going to be a long summer for United.
Solskjaer has already hinted he will undergo major surgery on his under-performing squad, and Gray has highlighted six players who should definitely be on their way out of Old Trafford, and one who may be given another chance.
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Among those is Romelu Lukaku, who Gray says has ‘the worst first touch’ he has EVER seen from the Premier League striker and is not the right fit for Manchester United.
Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, the former defender said: “Chris Smalling and Phil Jones must leave the club.
“They have done their time, they’ve been good servants, but they’re not good enough to play for Manchester United anymore.
“Ashley Young I don’t think is good enough to play for Manchester United anymore either. I don’t think he’d get in any of the sides from seventh down to tenth.
“Luke Shaw, I don’t know what his problem is. I was a big fan of his when they signed him. I know he’s had a couple of injuries, so maybe you’ve got to give him the benefit of the doubt and give him time.
“I would try my best to get what I could for Alexis Sanchez, and I’d give Anthony Martial a piggyback to wherever he wants to go.
“I don’t think Romelu Lukaku is the right fit for Manchester United.
“People might question that because he’s a goalscorer but, and a truly mean this, he’s got the worst first touch I have ever seen from a centre forward playing in the Premier League.
“I’m not saying he’s a bad player. He’s a very good player, but he’s not the right fit for Manchester United.
“United have got a heck of a lot of work to do to get back to where they should be. Not where they want to be, where they should be.”
Seven stars Man United should axe, according to Micky Gray
- Phil Jones
- Chris Smalling
- Luke Shaw
- Anthony Martial
- Romelu Lukaku
- Ashley Young
- Alexis Sanchez