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Man Utd fans have voted which players they want to keep or sell this summer

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It’s going to be a very big summer at Old Trafford.

Defeat in the FA Cup final against Chelsea last weekend meant that Jose Mourinho’s side finished the 2017/18 campaign trophyless.

And when you consider that they also ended a massive 19 points behind rivals Manchester City in the league table, Mourinho is well aware that he needs to strengthen in the off-season.

But having already spent the best part of £300 million whilst in charge, the Portuguese boss is well aware he may need to sell before he buys this summer.

But who should be leaving the Theatre of Dreams the summer?

Well, Manchester Evening News have conducted a poll for Man Utd fans to vote on every player and whether or not they should stay or go.

The results are actually pretty interesting and shows how the supporters rate each player.

As you’d expect, the likes of David de Dea, Nemanja Matic, Eric Bailly and Romelu Lukaku have very high ‘keep’ percentages.

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But it’s the other end of the scale that shows us which players they want to sell.

In fact, there are just five players that have a ‘keep’ percentage of under 50, meaning the majority want them to be sold.

They are: Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Daley Blind, Marouane Fellaini and Matteo Darmian.

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Only 6.4% want to keep Darmian, the poor bloke.

While the World Cup may create a few problems for clubs trying to get their business done, Mourinho is well aware that United need to somehow make up the 19 point-gap to City next season.

"The difference in points tells us a lot," Mourinho added last month. "I always think, in the championship, the truth is always there. In knock-out competitions, sometimes there's a bad day or sometimes an unlucky or lucky moment. Sometimes the truth is not always there in cup competitions but, in the championship, with 38 or 40 matches, the reality is always the reality of the numbers.

"The reality of the numbers is that between the second and fifth team is eight points. The difference between first and second is 19 points. That's the reality of the numbers. Can we close that gap in one season? With a very difficult market? An absolutely difficult market? We are going to try."

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