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Woodward could raise over £30m by clearing out Man Utd deadwood in January

Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward could fund as much as £30million in January by clearing out the club’s deadwood.

With a winger, a centre-back, a right-back and a holding midfielder all in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ’s sights, Woodward will need to push fringe players out of the exit.

So, here’s how United can raise more than £30million for a transfer war chest in the January transfer window, using valuations from transfermarkt.

With Dean Henderson returning to Old Trafford after his two-year loan spell at Sheffield United, it appears that Sergio Romero’s time at the Red Devils is up.

Is Sergio Romero’s time at Manchester United up?

And with the highly-rated Argentine keeper’s contract set to expire in June, the January window is the perfect time to cash in and raise £1.8m.

Eric Bailly is another who has slipped down the pecking order and would fetch around £16m.

Two other forgotten centre-backs could add an extra £10m to United’s funds, with Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones both valued at £5.47m.

Marcos Rojo is another who is set for the United exit.
Marcos Rojo is another who is set for the United exit.

Rojo spent last season at Argentine Primera Division side Estudiantes, while Jones has made just two Premier League appearances since August 2019.

Reports United are on the search for a back-up right-back could signal the end of Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s career at Old Trafford, and the 22-year-old would fetch just over £3.65m.

Fosu-Mensah would not be the only United youth product heading for the exit, with Jesse Lingard also struggling to break into Solskjaer’s team.

Lingard is yet to make a first-team appearance in any competition this season, and his departure would bring in £9m.

Finally, although he has made six top-flight appearances this year Juan Mata’s contract is up in June, and selling him would add the final £6.8m to Woodward’s fund of £32.25m.




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