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3 Manchester United midfielders who could leave this summer

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Possible departures from Manchester United in the summer?

Michael Carrick has already announced he’ll be retiring at the end of the season, but there are other Manchester United midfielders who could follow him through the exit door this summer.

It could leave manager Jose Mourinho with the unviable job of replacing them with less time than in previous seasons due to the transfer window closing before the start of the league campaign.

Let's look at the players who could need replacing in the summer.


#3 Ander Herrera

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Herrera has fallen down the pecking order after an impressive showing last season

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is out of contract in 18 months and unlikely to get an extension given the lack of playing time this season. The Spaniard has been linked with a move to AC Milan and could be on his way out for around £30 million if reports are to be believed

The 28-year-old, who’s made 151 appearances in all competitions since his 2014 move from Athletic Bilbao, has fallen down the pecking order this season and is struggling for playing time.

Herrera has made just eight Premier League starts this season, featuring more heavily in the Champions League, FA Cup, and EFL Cup. A fallout between player and manager in October could be to blame for the lack of playing time, with Herrera being criticised by Jose Mourinho in a post-match interview.

Mourinho has preferred Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic over the Spanish international. Given his contract is up in under 18 months, United might consider cashing in on Herrera this summer should Milan’s interest become official.

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