Manchester United manager David Moyes is beginning to make his mark at Old Trafford – and could axe as many as seven players in the summer unless performances improve, according to the Daily Mail.
Moyes has already sold Fabio to Cardiff City, while Anderson's loan move to Fiorentina will almost certainly be made permanent at the end of the season after the Brazilian's No. 8 squad number was handed to the club's new record signing Juan Mata on Monday.
It's currently unclear whether defensive trio Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra will be offered new contracts – all of their respective deals expire in the summer – while four other members of the Red Devils' squad will also be replaced unless they start producing on the pitch.
Alexander Buttner is one of those who could leave the club after failing to convince as a defensive left-back, while Nani, Ashley Young and Javier Hernandez's Old Trafford futures are also in doubt.
Nani was strongly linked with a move away from the Premier League champions last summer before surprising supporters by signing a new five-year contract in September. However, the Portuguese winger has done little since then to justify his lucrative deal.
Young now finds himself behind 18-year-old starlet Adnan Januzaj in the United pecking order, while striker Hernandez is in a similar situation and may need to leave the club in order to play more minutes.