The four players you forgot were still at Manchester United

Although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made great headway in clearing out players from Manchester United's wage bill who offered little value since his permanent appointment at the club, there's still more work to be done in this summer's transfer window.

While the Reds finished second in the Premier League, the season ended on a miserable note as Solskjaer's side lost on penalties in the Europa League final in Gdansk and the United boss' attention will now turn towards the market to strengthen for the next campaign.

Solskjaer has admitted United need 'two or three' new additions this summer, but considering the financial constraints placed on all clubs because of the pandemic, it seems likely he'll look to sanction a few exits to increase the funds available in his war chest.

There are a few candidates that could be sold by Solskjaer and so we've taken a look at the four players you might have forgotten were still at the club.

Andreas Pereira

Andreas Pereira made his debut under Louis van Gaal in 2014 in United's humiliating 4-0 defeat at MK Dons in the League Cup.

Since then, Pereira has struggled to establish himself as a first-team player at United, being loaned to Granada and Valencia across Jose Mourinho's tenure before Solskjaer decided the midfielder was best suited to another move away from Old Trafford this season.

Now 25-years-old, it's clear Pereira's limitations at Premier League level have been exposed and he was loaned to Lazio for this campaign, where he's made 26 appearances, although it's worth noting he's only actually made five starts for the Italian club.

Pereira's contract expires in 2023 and he's set to return to United, but he'll have a decision to make on his next move this summer.

Sergio Romero

At the time of writing, goalkeeper Sergio Romero is still contractually United's player, but the stopper's deal is set to expire at the end of the month, meaning at the beginning of June he's free to move to another club on a free transfer.

While he was widely regarded as one of the world's finest second-choice goalkeepers just a few years ago, Romero's time at the club turned sour when he was dropped for David de Gea in last season's Europa League semi-final defeat against Sevilla.

Romero was so upset by the snub that he decided to leave the club in the summer but he was denied a loan move to Everton, with his wife launching a scathing attack on United in an Instagram post to react to that decision on deadline day.

The stopper has spent six years at the club, although his United career has now come to an unfortunate, abrupt ending.

Joel Pereira

Joel Pereira is another goalkeeper who is contractually United's player but is set to leave this year as his contract also expires at the end of the month, although the Swiss only ever made one start for the club, against Crystal Palace in the Premier League in May 2017.

Pereira has had a staggering six loan moves away from Manchester across his time at United, most recently being loaned to Huddersfield in the Championship this season, where on his first start for the Terriers he conceded four goals.

On his second and only other start for Huddersfield this season, Pereira conceded seven goals.

Phil Jones

Despite Phil Jones being included in Solskjaer's leaked supposed starting XI that surfaced before United's final league clash against Wolves last weekend, there was no room for the centre-half on the actual teamsheet, with Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly playing.

That means Jones still hasn't played for United since January 2020 and his contract is set to expire at the end of 2023.

Reports have suggested that Newcastle and West Ham have shown an interest in signing Jones this summer, though, which could finally signal the end of his 10-year spell at the club, which has become marred with the Englishman indefinitely sidelined.

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