Reigning Champions Manchester United, who find themselves way behind title contenders Arsenal, are looking to offload a number of first-team players in the January transfer window, according to the Guardian. 

David Moyes is looking to trim his squad and it is understood that flop duo Anderson and Ashley Young in particular face the chopping block, as the United boss looks to sign world-class players in a bid to reignite his side's title hopes.

Anderson, who arrived at Old Trafford in 2007 for a fee of £24million has been a flop for the last three seasons and has never lived up to the expectation. He has failed to impress Moyes since the Scot took over in the summer as well.

Young, who has not started a game for United since the derby defeat to Man City, will also be sold or sent out on loan. Moyes is frustrated with the player’s diving and has warned the player many times not to do it to win penalties for the team- but to no avail.

The Scot is also confident of landing Leighton Baines from Everton at the second attempt, after his former employers refused to let the England left-back follow him to United in the summer.

The acquisition of Baines would enable Moyes to ship out Alex Buttner, who has failed to convince since arriving from Vitesse Arnhem in summer 2012.

There is also a question mark over the future of clinical striker Javier Hernandez, who wants to be playing regularly ahead of next summer's World Cup.

League leaders Arsenal as well as their north-London rivals Tottenham are keen on Chicharito, but Moyes has insisted he has no plans to let him go as he wants to have four strikers at his disposal.

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