Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has decided he needs to take drastic action to turn things around at Old Trafford, and will sell nine players before the close of the transfer window according to the Telegraph.
The Red Devils are currently in the midst of their worst league start for 22 years after and are winless after three games.
The fell to defeat on the opening day of the season against Swansea and could only pick up a point away at Sunderland, before being thrashed 4-0 by League One outfit MK Dons on Tuesday in the Capital One Cup.
That has heaped the pressure on Van Gaal, who has now decided to responded by calling time on the careers of no less than nine of his current squad. It was previously reported that having taken a closer look at this squad during their pre-season tour to north America he had decided to axe seven players, but their poor start has seemingly convinced him that bigger changes are needed.
The Telegraph say Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Javier Hernandez, Shinji Kagawa, Anderson and Wilfried Zaha are all on the chopping block, while goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, full-back Rafael and Ashley Young could also follow them out of the Old Trafford exit. They add that Van Gaal is happy to go into the new season with a squad of 20 players, including the four new arrivals at Manchester United this summer.
Zaha looks to be close to joining former side Crystal Palace, while Hernandez has been linked with a move to Juventus. It has been suggested that he could be used to lure Arturo Vidal to Manchester United, although as yet a deal doesn't appear close.
Danny Welbeck is almost certain to leave the club and isn't short of suitors, with Arsenal and Tottenham believed to be in the race for his signature. However the Telegraph say neither of those sides have made an approach yet with the likes of Sunderland and Hull also interested.
Anderson has been destined for the chop for some time but the paper says there is no interest in him. The same of which cannot be said about Kagawa who is attracting interest from across Europe.
Manchester United will have the chance to turn things around when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor.
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