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5 players Manchester United may sell this summer

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Manchester City have been confirmed as Premier League winners for the 2017/18 campaign. Having dominated for the majority of the season, this has been long coming.

City's triumph makes it five years since red neighbours United last won the title. Jose Mourinho is set to guide the club to their highest post-Ferguson league finish, but finishing second is unacceptable for both club and coach - new additions will certainly be needed this summer.

Mourinho has repeatedly stated his happiness with the current attacking options, but is certain to sign at least two midfielders and a defender too.

United's midfield has been ponderous without the presence of Michael Carrick; lacking calmness and control. As a result, their backline has suffered due to the players' inability to play out from the back.

In order to sign new players, Jose will need to sell some deadwood to create required space within the first-team squad. So with that in mind, here are five players seemingly heading for the exit door at Old Trafford.

#5 Phil Jones

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Sir Alex Ferguson once boldly proclaimed that "Phil Jones could be our best ever player". While the statement may have been exaggerated, Jones definitely had plenty of talent.

However, serious injuries and his limited ball-playing ability have limited his chances. Jose has been critical of his central defenders in recent months and will sign at least one centre-back.

Marcos Rojo reently signed a long-term contract extension, while Chris Smalling has been in impressive form. New recruits Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are unlikely to be moved on just yet, which leaves Jones as the "fall guy".

A regular for the Three Lions when fit and available, Jones is still only 26-years-old and would recoup a decent transfer fee as clubs will be monitoring his situation.

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