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Manchester United set for summer clear-out in transfer window

 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on November 24, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Image: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have the final say on Alexis Sanchez's Manchester United future

Manchester United are set for their biggest summer clear-out for four years with as many as six established players possibly leaving Old Trafford, Sky Sports News understands.

It would represent the biggest exodus of talent since the summer of 2015 when Louis van Gaal sanctioned the departures of half a dozen players, including Angel Di Maria, Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez.

Sky Sports News understands midfielder Ander Herrera has agreed terms to join Paris Saint-Germain, while Juan Mata is in talks over a move to Barcelona.

Alexis Sanchez has struggled at United since joining from Arsenal in January 2018 in a swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan, scoring just five goals in 41 appearances.

Juan Mata and Ander Herrera
Image: Juan Mata (left) is in talks with Barcelona, while Ander Herrera has agreed terms with PSG

It is understood manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have the final say on Sanchez's future at United, although wages could prove a stumbling block for prospective buying clubs.

Antonio Valencia is expected to leave United in the summer after the club opted not to trigger a contract extension, while fellow defender Marcos Rojo has been allowed to train with Argentinian side Estudiantes.

Marcos Rojo for Manchester United
Image: Marcos Rojo has been given permission to train away from United

Rojo last played for United in the 2-1 Champions League defeat away at Valencia in December and has featured only three times in total this season.

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Matteo Darmian, who was linked with a return to Serie A in January, has not featured for United since the 2-1 victory over Brighton on January 19, with Ashley Young and Diogo Dalot ahead of him in the pecking order.

But talks with goalkeeper David de Gea remain ongoing, with United hopeful an agreement can be reached to secure the 28-year-old to a new long-term deal.

De Gea, whose contract expires at the end of next season, has been linked with moves to Real Madrid and PSG in recent months.

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