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4 out 5 in: Solskjaer set to axe four United stars as he eyes five signings

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified the players he wants out of the club as he begins his overhaul of the squad.

Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia have already left, with Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku all likely to join them in exiting this summer.

Solskjaer is looking to purge his squad and clear out much of the dead wood, with the United boss hopeful of signing four of five players before the squad return for pre-season training on July 1.

Among Solskjaer’s targets are Leicester’s Harry Maguire, Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Swansea’s Daniel James and prolific Lille striker Nicolas Pepe.

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