Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plotting five marquee signings in off-season overhaul?


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly embark on a 'squad rebuild' after their UEFA Champions League humbling over FC Barcelona. 

United suffered a 4-0 aggregate loss to the LaLiga champions in the quarter-final stage and face an uphill battle of securing a top-four spot in the Premier League to qualify for the 2019/20 edition of Europe's elite club competition.

After the defeat, Solskjaer owned up the gulf in class between the two traditonal giants of European football and hinted at a squad overhaul in order for the Red Devils to rebuild themselves to the dominant level of the Blaugrana.

According to ESPN FC, club captain Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata will lead the exodus out of Old Trafford, while Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez face uncertain futures.

The report further claimed with the potential outgoings aliveating the exhorbitant wage bill, the Red Devils will look towards an agressive off-season transfer layout.

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane, Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez and promising English trio Declan Rice, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Jadon Sancho - are said to be the club's key transfer targets.

However, it remains to be seen whether the Premier League giants will be able to find willing buyers for several of the underperforming stars for the lavish off-season transfer plans to materialise.