United set for summer clearout?

A number of players are reportedly on their way out of Old Trafford, with as many as seven named by various mediums.

In midfield, the Daily Mail list Anderson, Nani and Paul Scholes as those likely to be nearing the end of their time at Manchester United, with the Manchester Evening News adding Darren Fletcher to that list.

Anderson has made just twelve league appearances for United this season, and has failed to live up to expectations since signing in 2007, when he came from Portugal win winger Nani, who may be sold with his contract expiring next summer.

Paul Scholes, who unexpectedly came out of retirement to play a pivotal role in Sir Alex Ferguson’s sides run in last season, has struggled with injury this campaign and is unlikely to be offered a new twelve month deal, while Darren Fletcher remains a doubt as he battles with a chronic bowel condition.

Elsewhere, striker Javier Hernandez reportedly wants more starts, whilst defender Alexander Buttner has barely had a look in due to Patrice Evra’s good form, and goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard seems set to fall further down the pecking order with the imminent arrival of more experienced competition for David De Gea.