Manchester United will pay at least £12 million just to force Alexis Sanchez and Marcos Rojo out

Manchester United v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

Manchester United have had a pretty poor season. 

They will finish without a trophy after being knocked out of the FA Cup and the Champions League in recent weeks and the only thing left to fight for is a top-four spot. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are sixth in the table and finishing in the final UCL qualification spot looks unlikely - they would need to rely on Arsenal and Chelsea dropping points to get in. 

In recent weeks the team have been guilty of underperforming and a negative atmosphere seems to be growing around the club once again. 

The players on the pitch haven't been impressive in recent defeats to Barcelona and Everton, with some at risk of losing their places. 

However, two stars who appear to be in with little chance of returning to United's starting XI are Marcos Rojo and Alexis Sanchez. 

Rojo has become a forgotten man at Old Trafford and has made just two Premier League starts since December, while Sanchez hasn't played domestically since February. 

And with the transfer window around the corner, it appears the club are doing everything they can to force the pair out. 

Manchester United v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

According to The Sun, United have 'set up emergency pay-off funds' to off-load underperforming stars this summer. 

A number of high earners, including Rojo and Sanchez, are said to be on their way out - but it will be an expensive ordeal. 

The report suggests the Argentine defender is demanding at least £6 million to leave as he earns £150,000-a-week and would make £11.5m in the remaining two years of his contract.


Off-loading Sanchez could prove even more costly. He's currently on a record £505,000-a-week with over three years left on his deal.

Although The Sun don't report how much would be needed to pay him off, a source told them it's going to be expensive. 

"It won’t come cheap and it will affect certain things in the transfer market. There are plans already put in place," the source revealed.


"There are a few players that want to go but they will need paying off to get them out. The club are setting aside a contingency fund to get certain players moving out in the summer." 

United's squad needs major improvement and if they need to pay-off some players to force them out of the club, it's going to be a very expensive summer at Old Trafford. 

News Now - Sport News