Manchester United ‘tell six players they are free to leave’


Manchester United have reportedly told Paul PogbaJesse LingardEdinson CavaniJuan MataTahith Chong and Lee Grant that they can all leave the club this summer.

All six players are out of contract at the end of June, and it is understood that the Red Devils are not preparing to approach any of them to discuss the possibility of remaining at Old Trafford.

Pogba and Cavani have been regulars for Man United this season when available for selection, but Lingard, Mata and Grant have largely not been in the plans of interim head coach Ralf Rangnick.

Chong, meanwhile, has been on loan at Birmingham City this term, making 19 Championship appearances, contributing one goal and three assists in the process.

According to The Mirror, the six players in question will all be moving on at the end of June, with Pogba set to leave the 20-time English champions on a free transfer for the second time in his career.

Man United have allegedly chosen Ajax’s Erik ten Hag to become their next manager, although there has not yet been any official communication from either club over a move to Manchester.

The Red Devils will be bidding to give their top-four hopes a boost when they travel to struggling Everton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.