Rafael Facing Exit as Man United Plan Clearout

Published: 27th February 2015 08:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2015 09:28 AM   |  A+A-

Manchester United will listen to offers for full-back Rafael da Silva at the end of the season, after Louis van Gaal this week held talks over the futures of a further 10 players.

Van Gaal, the United manager, has spoken with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to discuss contracts and sales of players, including Rafael, David de Gea, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao.

And with Rafael entering the final 12 months of his contract this summer and United maintaining interest in Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne, Van Gaal is likely to sell the Brazilian. The manager also said that Paddy McNair could be "the United right-back for the next 10 years" after handing the 19-year-old a new contract.

Michael Carrick should be given a fresh one-year contract and Ashley Young will earn a new deal. Falcao is struggling to prove he merits a permanent move from Monaco, while Tom Cleverley can leave when his loan at Aston Villa ends. Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are also entering the final year of their contracts, with Evans most at risk.

Anders Lindegaard is likely to be sold, as is Javier Hernandez if Real Madrid do not make his loan deal permanent, but defender Tyler Blackett has a new contract up to 2017.


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