With the official opening of the transfer window less than a month away, Manchester United have already been linked with a host of players, as Louis Van Gaal is expected to continue his rebuilding process.
However, while there might be a number of players passing through the arrival gates this summer, the departure lounge could be just as busy, as a number of players look set to leave the club.
Here’s five players who could leave United this summer.
Andrea Pirlo has described Paul Scholes as the greatest player he has ever faced, becoming the latest footballer to sing the praise of the former United midfielder.
The Juventus man has been of the best in his role over the last 15 years and on Saturday he will try to add a third Champions League winner’s medal to the two he won with AC Milan, as the Serie A champions face Barcelona in Berlin.
David De Gea will join Real Madrid this summer, bringing his four-season spell at Old Trafford to an end, according to a number of reports.
The 24-year-old Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move back to his hometown over the last couple of months, as the 10-time European Cup winners have identified him as the replacement for Iker Casillas and United look to have lost the battle to keep the former Atletico Madrid man.
Manchester United lead the race to sign Barcelona right-back Dani Alves, as Louis Van Gaal seeks to bolster his defensive options ahead of next season.
The Brazilian, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is expected to play his final game for the Catalan giants on Saturday when Barcelona face Juventus in the Champions League and has attracted interest from a number of clubs, including PSG.
David De Gea can emulate Peter Schmeichel and Edwin Van der Sar if he chooses to remain at the club, according to Manchester United goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek.
The Spaniard was named United’s player of the season for the second consecutive season but has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, as the Spanish giants look for a replacement for Iker Casillas.
Manchester United are in pole-position to sign Southamtpon midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, according to a number of newspapers.
The 25-year-old, who played a pivotal role in the Saints’ excellent season, was thought to be close to a move to Arsenal but United have since stepped up their interest and looked to have edged ahead of the FA Cup winners in the race to sign the French midfielder.
Juan Mata has hailed Ander Herrera’s first season at Manchester United as “fantastic”, praising the former Athletic Bilbao’s man contribution.
The Spaniard struggled to cement a place in the team earlier in the season but went on to establish himself as a vital cog in Louis Van Gaal’s side, contributing at both ends of the pitch as United clinched a fourth-spot finish.
Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement from professional football on Saturday after an 18-year-long career.
The former United defender, who won six Premier League titles, one Champions League, three League Cups and one FA Cup during his 12 years at Old Trafford, paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson as he announced the decision to hang up his boots.