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“That’s £100m right there” – Rio Ferdinand names 4 Man United players that Erik ten Hag should sell



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Former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand has suggested that the club can raise £100 million in sales for Erik ten Hag through the sale of four different players.

The Red Devils secured their place in the Champions League for next term after finishing third in the Premier League this season.

It was a successful campaign for Ten Hag’s side who won the Carabao Cup in February and also have the opportunity to win the first-ever domestic cup double in the club’s history as they take on Manchester City in the FA Cup Final on Saturday.

However, looking forward, United need to sign several players in order to close the gap to the top of the table. Reports claim that they have agreed personal terms with Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, whilst a pursuit for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is well underway.

Yet, in order to successfully bring in several top players in the coming months, United need to do what they have rarely done before. Sell well.

The Reds have scarcely made significant profit when letting players leave Old Trafford. Still with an overinflated squad, United have the opportunity to boost their transfer kitty if they can move certain players on for a good price.

Ferdinand, 44, has suggested that selling four players within Ten Hag’s squad could raise significant funds for the summer.

“[Scott] McTominay hasn’t played much football, not as much as he would like,” Ferdinand told Vibe with Five podcast.

“If I was him as a young player I would probably start assessing that situation and start having real hard conversations with the club [asking them], ‘do you see me as part of it or not?’.

“If I’m that far down the pecking order I would start looking and I don’t think he will have a problem finding a club, he is a very good footballer and he can add a lot of value. Harry Maguire has to look at a new option for himself. Unless he says he’s happy to be third or fourth choice.

“Anthony Elanga maybe [is another], he is not getting a chance. Anthony Martial has proved that he can’t stay fit. I think if you got rid of those four, there is a £100 million sitting there.

“Elanga isn’t getting the football he deserves. He did well when he came in and still isn’t getting a chance. Big players in front of him but he wants to be playing first-team football.”

There are reportedly more than 12 clubs interested in signing Elanga this coming window, whilst Newcastle United have a well-known interest in Scott McTominay. Latest reports from the Daily Mail have also suggested that the cup final on the weekend could be Maguire’s last game for the club.