Manchester United fans want to knock out a string of first-team players this summer, according to a Sky Sports poll.
Supporters’ patience is running out with the players as the club’s top four waned with a 3-1 defeat at Arsenal – just four days after the humiliating 4-0 loss to Liverpool.
Caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick has suggested up to 10 new players are needed for the impending rebuild, but we asked Sky Sports readers to decide who should stay or leave this summer.
As United face another crucial home clash against Chelsea on Thursday, fans have voted in our poll to determine who is good enough for the club and who is not.
Collectively, we received 1.7 million votes from 30 different United first-team players, so let’s take a look at the results below…
Pogba, Maguire and Glazers absent
Paul Pogba, who is out of contract this summer and remains the second most expensive player in Premier League history following his £93.25m move from Juventus in 2016, was fired by 91 per cent of fans – the sentiment reflecting the hostile reception he received from fans following the 3-2 win over Norwich.
club captain Harry Maguire joined the list of eliminated players, with more than three-quarters of voters choosing to offload the England centre-back, while regular defensive partners Aaron Wan-Bissaka (65%) and Victor Lindeloff (52 percent) were also dropped from the team.
A host of part and loan players have also been rejected by fans, including Nemanja Mátic (94%), Phil Jones (90 percent), Juan Mata (89 percent), Andreas Pereira (87 percent), Antoine Martial (86 percent), Edinson Cavani (86%) and jesse lingard (82 percent).
More movingly, 85% of fans voted to drop the Glaziers – who took over the club 17 years ago in 2005 and has come under increasing scrutiny during the club’s sterile five-year trophyless run.
Sancho and Bruno still loved each other, for now
Which players still have the vote of confidence from the United faithful?
At the top of our conservation list is Jadon Sanchowho enjoyed a month-long purple patch until mid-March – with 94% of fans backing the England winger, while the talisman Bruno Fernandes (91 percent) received a similar share of votes.
Fernandes has nine goals and 13 assists in all competitions this season and signed a contract extension until 2026 earlier this month. The stats prove, however, that the midfielder is having a weaker season compared to last season on several attacking factors – but that could be down to United having a poorer campaign across the board.
As for regular beginners, David de Gea (88 percent), Raphael Varane (85 percent), Scott McTominay (75 percent), Luke Shaw (69 percent), Cristiano Ronaldo (64%) and Fred (62%) were remembered by fans, while Marcus Rashford (57%) and Alex Telles (53 percent) cut through the skin of their teeth.
Anthony Elangawho overtook Rashford in the pecking order under Rangnick, had a mixed start to 2022 but is still popular with his club’s supporters with 90% of the vote to keep him for the next term – along with other youngsters. Hannibal Mejbri (80 percent) and Amad Diallo (67 percent) also proving to be fan favorites.
Elanga missed the crucial penalty in the FA Cup exit at Middlesbrough in February but redeemed himself by being the hero in United’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie at Atletico Madrid before Diego Simeone’s side did not send United out of the competition in the second leg. .
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