Jose Mourinho’s moulding and shaping of the squad is seemingly continuing. Manchester United confirm that four players have left Old Trafford, according to the Manchester Evening News. The most notable player to depart? Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after a scintillating debut season.
The veteran forward found the back of the net on 28 occasions before picking up that horrific, season-ending injury in a Europa League game against RSC Anderlecht. The 35-year-old landed horribly, and from then on, it always looked like the Red Devils would part with the #9.
Sadly, that’s football and although I would have loved him to remain here, it just didn’t make good business sense to keep him.
Second to leave was Josh Harrop. The attacking midfielder scored a brilliant goal on his full debut against Crystal Palace on the last day of the season, but it always looked like he’d be moving on, in order of regular playing time elsewhere.
The final two players who haven’t been offered a new deal are Kayne Diedrick-Roberts and Faustin Makela, and they’ll likely be in the hunt for a new club side over the summer.
Now comes the task of replacing Ibrahimovic who was the only one of the foursome who had established themselves firmly in the first-team mix. It’ll be no easy feat filling those rather large shoes (both metaphorically and physically).