Where next for Pogba, Lingard, James and the rest of Man Utd's unwanted ten?

With United looking to free up funds, they are reportedly willing to listen to offers for ten players, including a number of high-profile stars. But who would want them and where could they end up?

Manchester United have been on something of a spending spree so far this summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcoming Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and Real Madrid centre back Raphael Varane to the club.

Signing such star names, although accompanied with the possibility of huge reward, comes at a heavy price, and the pair of Sancho and Varane are together estimated to have cost United a cool £115million.

What's more, with the promise of further arrivals at Old Trafford, Solskjaer will have to look to sell some fringe members of his squad in order to take steps to balance the books.

Planet Sport takes a look at the United careers of ten of those unwanted players, and investigates where they could end up.

Paul Pogba

Comfortably the most notable name on this list. French World Cup-winning midfielder Pogba is five seasons into his second spell at United, having come through the Red Devils' youth academy before leaving for Juventus on a free transfer in 2012.

He still holds the British transfer record, being sold back to the Red Devils for £89million in 2016, and has gone on to play 199 games, scoring 38 times. His talent and profile certainly mean that were he to leave, his destination would be among Europe's top five leagues, with old club Juventus likely to be high in the queue of suitors.

Jesse Lingard

Warrington-born Lingard is another who came through the youth system at Carrington, and has played 207 games since his first-team debut in 2014. He has, however, seen his United career stagnate in recent times, making only three appearances in all competitions in 2020/21.

A resurgence at West Ham, where he was sent on loan in January, has seen him burst back onto the scene and provide a timely reminder of his talent. If he has no future at United, this summer feels an ideal time to cash in, and based on his recent success there, the Hammers have to be considered as frontrunners for his signature.

Anthony Martial

Formerly the world's most expensive teenager, United signed Martial from Monaco in 2015 for a fee that could potentially have risen to more than £57million. He instantly became a cult figure as he netted against arch rivals Liverpool on his debut, and fans took great delight in personalising a chant for him.

However, Martial's career has gone in the same direction as Lingard's, and he now seems to be flatlining at Old Trafford. Despite his 78 goals in 258 games for the club, he may well be moved on, and one interested party might be Inter Milan, who could find themselves on the lookout for a replacement for Lautaro Martinez - or Romelu Lukaku should Chelsea get their way.

Phil Jones

Upon being signed as a 19-year-old from Blackburn Rovers by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011, Jones was touted as a future England captain. However, he has since become more notable for his facial contortions than his ability with a ball.

He has made 224 appearances for United, and remains a solid centre-back, even if he hasn't quite fulfilled Ferguson's prediction of becoming the Red Devils' best ever player. It's not hard to imagine Jones heading to an ambitious mid-table Premier League club, with Everton or West Ham both realistic options.

Diogo Dalot

Arriving to much fanfare from Porto in 2018, right-back Dalot was another expensive teenager, and he has been primarily focused on development since. He is still only 22, and while it is still hard to imagine United selling up this summer, from his personal perspective, Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be difficult to shift.

Dalot enjoyed an excellent campaign on loan at AC Milan in 2020/21, playing 33 games as the Rossoneri finished runners-up to city rivals Inter in Serie A. That is only two fewer first-team games he has played at United in three years, so if there was a dramatic change of heart, Dalot could be searching for property in Milan this summer.

Andreas Pereira

Another who joined United's youth set-up, 25-year-old Pereira represents Brazil at senior level after initially playing for the country of his birth, Belgium, up to U-17 level. He was persuaded to move after being contacted by Sir Alex Ferguson - let's be honest, if personal contact from him can't convince you, what can?

He graduated into United's first team in 2014, and enjoyed a breakout season in 2019/20, playing 25 times, but has since lost his place following the arrival of Bruno Fernandes. Like Dalot, he also spent last season on loan in Italy, at Lazio, and as a known quantity to the Rome club, a permanent move there could be on the cards.

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Alex Telles

Fellow Brazilian Telles has only been a United player for less than a year, with the club acquiring his services from Porto for £15.4million. He has since played 24 games for the Red Devils, although with Luke Shaw soaring after a series of impressive displays at the Euros, his time at United could be short and sweet.

An immediate return to Porto could be possible, but Paris Saint-Germain may also be an interested party to any deal involving Telles. However, it feels more likely that although he won't necessarily be first-choice left back at Old Trafford this coming season, he will still be kept around by Solskjaer.

Daniel James

Being left in the lurch when it comes to transfers is nothing new for James; he was famously denied a move to Leeds United from old club Swansea in January 2019 despite having travelled to Elland Road from south Wales in readiness to sign a contract.

He ended up joining United the following summer, but his opportunities are likely to be limited following the arrival of Sancho, who will make the right-sided winger's spot his own. Perhaps it may finally be time, two-and-a-half years after that collapsed deal, for the Whites to get their man.

Axel Tuanzebe

DR Congo-born Tuanzebe has been at United since he was eight years old, moving through the club's youth system before making his first-team debut in 2015. He has only ever been a fringe player, with 37 total appearances since, although 19 of them did come last season.

He is still only 23, so there is time yet for United to continue to develop him, but he could prove quite the capture for another Premier League club looking to immediately utilise him in the first team. Newcastle United are a possible destination, as are Aston Villa, but if he does depart, will United rue losing him?

Brandon Williams

Another defender and another product of the United academy, 20-year-old Williams has played regularly in European competition for the Red Devils, making a combined 14 appearances in the Champions League and Europa League since his first-team debut in 2019.

However, much like Tuanzebe, he finds himself down the pecking order in terms of regular games, especially given his left-back spot is occupied by Shaw, and then by Telles. While his tender age means United may be reluctant to part ways permanently, a loan deal to Southampton may be a good move for Williams.

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