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Report: Man United set up ’emergency fund’ to pay off underperforming players

Manchester United have reportedly set up an ’emergency fund’ to pay off their underperforming players.

Recent reports have suggested that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing for a summer of major overhaul at Old Trafford, with several of Manchester United‘s first-team players set to leave the club having performed well below expectations.

Wednesday night’s 2-0 home defeat in the Manchester derby was United’s seventh loss in nine fixtures in all competitions, with Solskjaer’s side facing an uphill battle to reach next season’s Champions League.

According to The Sun, the club are preparing an ’emergency fund’ to help offload a number of the club’s high-earning players, including the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rojo.

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Chilean forward Sanchez has been a huge disappointment since moving from Arsenal in January 2018, with the 30-year-old having failed to replicate the form that he showed at the Gunners.

Despite being the Premier League‘s highest-paid player on a deal worth around £500,000-a-week, Sanchez has scored three league goals for the Red Devils, who are believed to be desperate to offload the former Barcelona forward.

Argentine defender Rojo is also surplus to requirements having played just 192 minutes of league football this season.

There has been interest in the 29-year-old, though he remains in a strong position for a pay-off due to the two years remaining on the £150,000-a-week contract extension that he only signed last year.

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