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5 Manchester United players who will become free agents in 2018 

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Manchester United maintained the 11-point gap at the top of the Premier League table with a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns. The crucial away win keeps United in the race for the crown, although their rivals and neighbours, City look unstoppable. 

As pundits and experts lambasted the recruitment system at the club, Mourinho will have a hard job on his hands during the January transfer window. 

Mourinho recently claimed there could be a few players leaving the club in the January transfer window. The club has many first-team players who are on the verge leaving the club on a free transfer, as their contracts expire at the end season. 

Here, we take a look at 5 Manchester United players, whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season:

#5 Ander Herrera

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Herrera celebrates for Manchester United

Spanish and Manchester United central midfielder, Ander Herrera has found it hard to break into the starting eleven since the addition of Nemanja Matic to the ranks at the club.

United's club player of the season for the last campaign, Herrera has played a lot of minutes for the club this season, although when the likes of Paul Pogba and Matic are available for a game, the Spaniard is likely to be left out. 

With his contract coming to an end in June 2018, the former Bilbao player has a clause in his contract that gives the club an option to extend the deal for another year. However, United haven't moved to secure the services of the player and still lists as a possible free agent at the end of the summer. 

The Spaniard signed with Manchester United from Bilbao in 2014 and has become a fan favourite in his short time at the club. With a number of clubs after the fiery, clever, tricky Herrera, United have to act quickly to re-sign the player or he could very well leave the club.

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