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3 players Manchester United should sell in January 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjær - Hope restored
Ole Gunnar Solskjær - Hope restored
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Man Utd has underperformed since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, and with Jose Mourinho's exit and Ole Gunnar Solskjær's arrival, fans have new hope. Jose's tactics have been a big restraint on the development of young talents like Anthony Martial & Marcus Rashford, and his defense-first approach has caused players to perform below-par.

However, that's not the only reason for their sluggish performances. Many players have underperformed, and we doubt that some even deserve to wear the prestigious red jersey.

With the January window approaching, the club should be looking to sell a few players, especially those who do not have a future at Utd.

Here we look at three players who should be sold in the coming transfer window.


#3 Phil Jones

The 26-year old has been a part of United
The 26-year old has been a part of United's squad for quite some time

Witless defending has been the primary cause of United's downfall, and this has continued for some years now. Phil Jones is a central figure of this problem. The 26-year old has been a part of United's squad for quite some time, and Sir Alex Ferguson was optimistic about his qualities, believing that he could develop into a leader for United's defense in the future. We are yet to see that.

Jones has made 183 appearances in the Premier League, scoring 2 goals and providing 5 assists. Yes he is not a goalscorer, but this tally should have been much better than it is.

In these appearances, he was able to record only 57 clean sheets. His performances have not been terrible, at least when compared to others, but his injury-prone characteristic has been a significant cause of his hindered growth. 

This season, he has made only 3 appearances for the Reds in the Premier League, making 4 tackles, and winning only two. He missed the decisive penalty against Derby County which led to United's exit from the EFL, and then scored a hilarious own goal against Valencia in the Champions League.

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Edited by Anthony Akatugba Jr.
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