Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told to AXE FIVE players this summer by Paul Ince

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told to AXE FIVE players this summer by Paul Ince

That is according to former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince.

The 51-year-old has been particularly out spoken about his former club in recent months having been part of the team who won the inaugural Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson in 1993.

The Red Devils are now a far cry from that sort of success and languish in sixth with hopes of Champions League football fading.

And following their embarrassing defeat at Goodison Park Ince has given a damning assessment to some of the players who took to the pitch.

He was asked who he would keep out from United’s starting XI yesterday on BBC Radio 5 Live and encouraged the club to axe five players.

He deemed Phil Jones and Anthony Martial surplus to requirements despite the duo having signed new deals since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived in December.

Midfielders Nemanja Matic and Fred were both recruited by former manager Jose Mourinho for almost £100m, but Ince would be happy to see them both go.

Fred especially has struggled to adapt since moving from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer.

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Man United Ince Lukaku Martial

Ince would let Lukaku and Martial both leave Manchester (Pic: GETTY)

Romelu Lukaku is the final player Ince would wave goodbye to, but the club will want to recoup as much of the £75m outlay as they can which could put off potential suitors.

The former United player though did speak highly of both Marcus Rashford and David De Gea.

“Rashford all day long. He’s Manchester United through and through. He loves Manchester,” he said.

While stating that the club should retain their goalkeeper with negotiations over a new contract for the Spaniard still at a delicate stage.

Ince Jones Matic

Jones and Matic both struggled at Goodison Park (Pic: GETTY)

Fred

Meanwhile Fred’s move has not lived up to expectations (Pic: GETTY)

Defensive trio Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Diogo Dalot were all deemed good enough by Ince as was Paul Pogba, who has been linked with a move away.

The Frenchman’s inconsistency and questionable attitude led Ince to say: ”On his day yes. I would probably keep him.”

Real Madrid are believed to be an interested party and Pogba admitted while on international duty that he would love to play under Los Blanocs manager Zinedine Zidane.

United will look to bounce back from their Merseyside embarrassment on Wednesday, but face even tougher opponents in Manchester City.

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