Former Sunderland defender and current pundit Michael Gray has claimed that Manchester United must sell 6 players and definitely keep hold of at least one in the summer transfer window.
There have been talks of players not having the right attitude to don on the legendary shirt, while some of them are simply not good enough to cut it at the Old Trafford week after week.
Former player Michael Gray has gone on record to say that Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, while excellent servants are just not good enough to play for the club and so is Ashley Young:
“Chris Smalling’s got to leave the club, Phil Jones is a must to leave the club.
“They have done their time at Manchester United, they’ve been good servants, but they’re not good enough to play for Manchester United anymore.
“Ashley Young I don’t think is good enough to play for Manchester United anymore.”
However, Gray believes that we should give the benefit of the doubt to Luke Shaw who has had a couple of bad injuries but has looked good in bits and pieces on the pitch:
“Luke Shaw, I don’t know what his problem is. I was a big fan of his when they signed him.
“I know he’s had a couple of injuries, so maybe you’ve got to give him the benefit of the doubt and give him time.”
The 67-year-old would definitely want to part ways with Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku who he believes has the worst first touch of all the Strikers in the Premier League:
“I would try my best to get what I could for Sanchez, I’d give Martial a piggyback to wherever he wants to go.
“I don’t think Romelu Lukaku is the right fit for Manchester United.
“People might question that because he’s a goalscorer but, and a truly mean this, he’s got the worst first touch I have ever seen from a centre forward playing in the Premier League.”
So, as per Michael Gray, we should get rid of Cris Smalling, Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku. I would also add Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo to the mix.
Who do you think deserves to stay at the Old Trafford next season?