Manchester United Players Who Need Weeding Out After Humiliation At Everton- Anylysts

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Paul Pogba may be offloaded

David de Gea’s form has dipped and Paul Pogba continually goes missing.

Manchester United’s alarming slump continued with defeat at Everton and the blame has shifted from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to the players.

Gary Neville has compared the problems in the Manchester United dressing-room to Japanese knotweed after the club’s alarming slump continued with an embarrassing defeat at Everton.

‘It’s attacking the foundations of the house and it needs dealing with properly,’ said Neville of a squad that miraculously found — then lost — their form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The blame has shifted from the manager to United’s under-achieving stars and Solskjaer has warned that changes are imminent.

Sportsmail takes a look at his United squad and the players who are likely to leave this summer or next…

De Dea after the humiliating defeat to Everton

David de Gea

United’s saviour for so long in the post-Ferguson era, De Gea’s form has dipped this season and he no longer looks like a goalkeeper worthy of a new £400,000-a-week contract.

The club are prepared for talks to continue into the final year of De Gea’s contract even though he could leave for nothing.

EXIT RATING: 3/5

Antonio Valencia

The club captain has not been seen since the second day of the year. Fitness issues have caught up with Valencia after a decade at Old Trafford and he will go this summer.

EXIT RATING: 5/5

Ashley Young

Taken apart by Lionel Messi in the Nou Camp last Tuesday and dropped at Everton on Sunday, it has been a bad week for Young.

A solid captain and proud professional but, at 33, his recent 12-month contract extension is likely to be the last.

EXIT RATING: 4/5

Diogo Dalot

The progress of the £19million summer signing has stalled over the last few games.

United will hope it is only a blip but signing another right back is one of the club’s priorities.

EXIT RATING: 2/5

Matteo Darmian

After six appearances this season, the former Torino defender must be wondering why United refused to grant his wish to return to Italy last summer and then gave him a 12-month contract extension. The club are unlikely to hold on to him again.

EXIT RATING: 4/5

Eric Bailly

Not been seen since he was hauled off against Paris Saint-Germain in early March. A head injury suffered playing for the Ivory Coast last month has held Bailly back, and he could easily move at the end of the season.

EXIT RATING: 4/5

Chris Smalling

Signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract in December but continues to be held up as an example of a stagnating squad at Old Trafford.

A good athlete but fans will continue to question whether he is in the world-class bracket of former United centre backs.

EXIT RATING: 3/5

Phil Jones

Like Smalling, Jones was awarded a new long-term contract in February despite concerns over his ability at the highest level.

Like Young, he was ruthlessly exposed by Messi. An honest pro but can be injury prone.

EXIT RATING: 3/5

Marcos Rojo

The Argentine has made just seven appearances due to injury since signing a new £160,000-a-week contract in March 2018. Touted to Everton last summer and his future at United is under scrutiny again 12 months on.

EXIT RATING: 4/5

Ander Herrera

Herrera is unhappy that United did not make a serious contract offer sooner and is set to leave for PSG on a free transfer. Injury has kept him out of the recent poor run, underlining his importance to the team.

EXIT RATING: 5/5

Nemanja Matic

Big enough to accept responsibility for United’s woeful showing at Everton, although it was by no means his first poor performance of the season. Vulnerable as United eye two new central midfielders.

EXIT RATING: 3/5

Paul Pogba

The one player who can really lift this United team yet continually goes missing for his manager.

United have no appetite to sell Pogba amid persistent links to Real Madrid, but the French World Cup winner’s influence on the pitch does not justify the unwanted noise off it.

EXIT RATING: 3/5

Juan Mata

Another Spaniard who faces an uncertain future at Old Trafford as his contract comes to an end.

Mata’s standing is such that United want him to return as a club ambassador but he does not have the pace or penetration to fit Solskjaer’s style.

EXIT RATING: 4/5

Romelu Lukaku

It is no surprise that United would be open to offloading Lukaku if a club can afford his transfer fee and wages.

The big Belgian striker is not the ideal fit for Solskjaer, who wants pace and mobility, and prefers to play Rashford at centre forward.

EXIT RATING: 3/5

Alexis Sanchez

Solskjaer will have the final say over Sanchez’s future, although finding a club to take on his £500,000-a-week wages will be very difficult if United decide to cut their losses. A huge disappointment.

EXIT RATING: 4/5

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