Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United rebuild is underway and more squad changes are expected to take place in the summer transfer window.
Let’s take a look at some shirt numbers that could soon become available at Old Trafford as a certain number of players is close to leaving the club.
David De Gea remains Man United’s first-choice goalkeeper under Ten Hag but the Spaniard’s contract is currently set to expire at the end of the season.
The man, the myth, the legend. Phil Jones will be leaving the club in less than sixth month. Thus, his popular shirt number will finally be up for grabs.
Harry Maguire is still Man United’s captain on paper but it’s clear that Ten Hag doesn’t see the Englishman as a key player and he could be on his way out.
Mason Greenwood’s trial on charges of rape and assault continues and Man United could decide to reassign the striker’s shirt next season.
Ten Hag doesn’t consider Fred to be a key player and we can see the Brazilian leaving the club in order to play first-team football somewhere else.
Tom Heaton is highly likely to leave the club in the summer and the veteran shot-stopper’s shirt number could be given to a new Man United player.
Wout Weghorst is not expected to stay beyond his initial six-month loan contract which means that the striker’s no.27 jersey will one again be available soon.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka clearly wants to fight for his future at the club but Man United are still looking to bring another right-back to compete with Diogo Dalot.
Brandon Williams remains a Man United player only on paper and it’s understood that the full-back will be officially leaving the club in just a few short months.
Donny van de Beek is out until the rest of the season with an injury in what should be a disappointing end to his disastrous spell at Man United.
Axel Tuanzebe clearly has no future at Old Trafford anymore but it’s hard to imagine that there will lots of competition for the center-back’s no.38 shirt.