3 players that Manchester United should look to move on before the January transfer window closes 

Manchester United’s form has nosedived in the last few months, which (and rightly so) has had plenty of the Old Trafford faithful venting their frustrations towards both the club’s owners, manager, and players. Erik ten Hag has got a real job on his hands, and some might feel as though the Dutchman is on borrowed time at Old Trafford, especially if they continue to struggle for a positive run of results. 

The January transfer window is now upon us, and it could be an interesting few weeks ahead, as ten Hag looks to potentially strengthen his squad ahead of the remainder of the 2023/24 Premier League campaign. However, for reinforcements to come into the squad, some players could potentially be heading for the exit door, even if that is to be on a temporary basis. 

Jadon Sancho 

This one is relatively self-explanatory. Sancho signed for the club in 2021, but has struggled for a run of consistent game time for much of this year’s campaign. The winger has made just three substitute appearances for Erik ten Hag’s side, and is surely heading for the exit door in the near future, especially if he’s looking for any potential recall to the England squad anytime soon. 

MyBettingSites have revealed that Sancho is priced at 16/1 on Sky Bet to make the England squad for the upcoming European Championships squad, which seems a tough ask for him to achieve given his lack of minutes.


Sancho’s public fallout with ten Hag surely means that his days at Manchester United are numbered, although it would be interesting to see whether he’d be brought back into the matchday squad under new management. 

Facundo Pellistri 

Pellistri has been with Manchester United since 2020, but has found regular minutes tough to find, especially this season under the watchful eye of Erik ten Hag. The Uruguayan midfielder has made just one Premier League start this season, with a further eight appearances coming from the substitutes bench. 

Amad Diallo impressed in a recent defeat to Nottingham Forest, but with the Ivorian set to head to the African Cup of Nations, it’ll be interesting to see whether Manchester United would be willing to move Pellistri on, even if that is on a temporary basis, which could aid his development in senior football. 

Hannibal Mejbri 

There was a considerable amount of hype on Mejbri heading into the 2023/24 season, and he featured for the Red Devils’ first-team in the early stages of the campaign. However, he’s only gone on to make five Premier League appearances for Erik ten Hag’s side this term, which could hint that his future lies elsewhere, especially in the short-term. 

The central midfielder is also behind Kobbie Mainoo in the pecking order, with the Manchester United youngster catching the eye for all the right reasons in recent months, proving to be a rare bright spark with a serious future ahead of him if the early stages of his senior career are anything to go by. Mejbri has impressed with Birmingham City in a loan spell not too long ago, and another temporary move away from Old Trafford could be the ideal move for all parties involved, as he could secure valuable first-team experience out on loan.

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