Sources: Man Utd want to sell £700,000-a-week duo after Ratcliffe meeting with Ten Hag

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Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Bastian Schweinsteiger came before Casemiro and Raphael Varane.

However, the former Real Madrid players will be the final well-known players to join Manchester United towards the conclusion of their careers if new part-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has his way.

Varane and Casemiro are unlikely to remain at United for the upcoming campaign; behind-the-scenes negotiations are underway to enable them to go this summer, with the Brazilian midfielder’s destination likely to be the Saudi Pro League.

Ratcliffe has already informed Erik ten Hag that it will not be possible to sign big-name athletes who are nearing the end of their careers in the future.

The club has to alter its recruitment strategy, according to the new manager of United’s daily operations, which means there won’t be any more so-called “Hollywood” acquisitions of senior stars.

Madrid won Europe’s premier championship nine times between Champions League winners Casemiro (five times) and Varane (four times).

With a lot of kilometres on his record when he came to Old Trafford, Casemiro was already thirty. Throughout the season, various opponents have called attention to his lack of stamina and movement.

Varane was younger—he was 27—but since joining United, the French World Cup champion has struggled with dependability.

Although a successor is currently being sought, the age profile may alter given that United scouted Lille youngster Leny Yoro throughout their Ligue 1 and Europa Conference League matches.

United spent an incredible £115 million for both players, with wages totaling £700,000 each week.

Rangnick informed United that their players were a waste of money.
After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer departed United in November 2021, Ralf Rangnick was named temporary manager. He proved to be a whistleblower by pointing out that United was squandering large sums of money on players who were just trading on their prior reputations.

Cavani was coached by Rangnick, who is currently in charge of the Austrian national team, during his six-month tenure at Old Trafford.

Rangnick played 30 games, and Cavani, who earns £250,000 a week, was healthy enough to play in just 12 of them. He scored one goal to help United draw even with Newcastle.

Whether Ten Hag makes it through the summer or not, Ratcliffe will undo this type of costly, short-term manoeuvre.

Raphael Varane, Erik ten Hag, and Casemiro of Manchester United.
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Ratcliffe does not want United to be a team that sells things. However, he won’t accept spending millions on players who turn into busts when their contracts expire since he wants any acquisitions he makes to have a sell-on value.

For this reason, rumours of movements involving Ivan Toney—who Brentford allegedly values at £100 million—would conflict with Ratcliffe’s proposed transfer plan.

Toney, who turned 28 last month, would have limited sell-on transfer value even at £75–80 million because his four-year deal would expire when he would be 32 years old.

Ten Hag has already hinted that Leipzig’s 20-year-old striker Benjamin Sesko, who has scored 18 goals for the club and nation this season, may be a good addition to the 21-year-old Rasmus Hojlund, who was purchased from Atalanta for £72 million last summer.

However, Ratcliffe’s planned stop to the summer’s regular big-money transfer swoops may surprise the Dutch CEO, if he’s still around.

Jonny Evans, a centre defender for Manchester United, may be added to the coaching staff.
Despite United’s efforts to save expenses and streamline its workforce, there are rumours circulating within the team’s Carrington training headquarters that veteran defender Jonny Evans is being considered for a potential coaching role in the future.

Evans, 36, was first brought in to increase United’s numbers for their summer tour of America last year. He is currently on his second stint at Old Trafford and has already appeared in 25 games across all competitions this season.

It’s unclear whether the Northern Ireland defender will receive a one-year contract extension after a number of outstanding performances.

That will probably be decided when Varane, Harry Maguire, and Victor Lindelof’s futures are settled.

However, top people have taken note of Evans’ composure, football acumen, and experience, and they want to continue using him with young defenders like Willy Kambwala in the future.

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Due to his goal-scoring prowess for the Under 18 team, Ethan Wheatley is expected to be a top loan target for League One and Championship teams in the upcoming season.

Wheatley, a Stockport native like Kobbie Mainoo, was elevated to the first team bench for the FA Cup victory over Coventry City and the 2-2 draw at Bournemouth due to Adam Lawrence’s squad’s strong showings, particularly the 9-1 victory against Liverpool.

United went into meltdown as Wheatley scored a hat-trick in 57 minutes. Not just the striker, though, is a United player being considered for a loan.

Left-back Omari Forson, a midfielder, and Harry Amass are two intriguing Championship teams.

Erik ten Hag’s biggest problem, though, will be Amad Diallo, who hasn’t improved since scoring the game-winning goal that helped United defeat rival Liverpool 4-3 in the FA Cup.

The 21-year-old wants to know what his future holds, so his alternatives are to sell, loan, or remain with the team for the upcoming campaign.

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