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Erik ten Hag told to bin Sofyan Amrabat and four other Manchester United players



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Erik ten Hag has been told that he should get rid of Sofyan Amrabat alongside four other Manchester United players in the summer.

Manchester United currently have a bloated squad, containing a total of 31 registered first-team players, and despite the injuries that Erik ten Hag has had to deal with this season, multiple players have barely seen minutes on the field.

United were only able to sell three significant players last window in Anthony Elanga, Dean Henderson, and Fred, while others such as Alex Telles, David de Gea, or Eric Bailly also left for either free or minimal fees.

United brought in seven players for the 2023/24 campaign, including midfielder Sofyan Amrabat on loan for £8.5 million with an option to make the transfer permanent for a further £21 million – but former United defender Paul Parker reckons that he is one of five players that should be axed in the summer.

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“Amrabat, you’ll have to let him go,” he told MyBettingSites. “If you’re talking about how it’s looking at the moment with the sports side being brought up and you look at what the intentions are for next season, which is a vast improvement on this season, I would say no.

“After the loan’s done, he goes back.”

Another player who signed on loan is Sergio Reguilón, from Tottenham Hotspur, and Parker feels that although he has played well, the Spaniard should also leave in the summer.

“That’s a tough one because he’s played like somebody who really wants to prove a point,” Parker said. “There’s a few times when he should have started and he didn’t start. Before he got his injury, he looked fine, he looked hungry.”

“The way Luke Shaw is and you already have Malacia. So having three left-backs seems a lot to me. So from that point of view, I’m going to have to say no.”

Anthony Martial, who has been at the club for eight and a half years, Parker had a simple answer: “Anthony Martial – no.”

“Jonny Evans, I’m going to say no only on the pretext that you want to step up a bit further and you’ll have to bring in someone younger who can be there for the future,” he continued.

“You look at it again where you want to be next season and it doesn’t show any aspirations if you keep Jonny Evans on. As a person, as someone to have around, you’d have him around all day long.”

Finally, Parker feels the fifth player United should release is veteran goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who is currently the third-choice goalkeeper under Ten Hag.

“No, not all really,” Parker answered when asked if Heaton should stay.

“They’ve got the Turkish goalkeeper (Altay Bayındır). I saw a montage of him and everything about him suggests he’s decent. Tom Heaton. He’s been around. It’s good for an old boy to come back again but no, not for the future.”