Revealed: The top five players Man Utd fans most want rid of

Date published: Friday 20th May 2016 9:33

Smalling, Depay & Fellaini: At the Manchester United awards

Smalling, Depay & Fellaini: At the Manchester United awards

After a hugely underwhelming season for Manchester United, supporters have revealed the names of the five players that should be shown the door by the club this summer.

The Red Devils were tipped to challenge for the title, or at least a top four place, yet they won’t be getting a taste of Champions League football next term. Although there’s still an FA Cup final left to play, this certainly wasn’t the season that their fans had been expecting.

Supporters certainly feel let down by the manager and the players, and with the Dutchman probably facing an exit, they were asked to vote on the player they would most like to see leave Old Trafford as well.

Marouane Fellaini: Has proved unpopular at Old Trafford

Over 32,000 fans participated in the 90min Fanvoice poll, and had Memphis Depay, Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo to choose from.

Fellaini, of course, won that one with ease, getting 47% of the votes. Depay came in second with 20%, while Rojo was next with 17%. Carrick attracted 9%, and Rooney got 7%.

It was really no surprise on Fellaini’s part. The Belgian midfielder certainly isn’t a fan favourite, and hasn’t really impressed since joining from Everton three years ago. He only scored one Premier League goal during the season, providing zero assists.

The 28-year-old has often found himself in disciplinary trouble, most recently picking up a three-game ban for an elbow on Leicester City defender Robert Huth. He also missed the first three games of the season following a red card on the final day of the previous season for a stamp on Hull City’s Paul McShane.

Fans clearly think that the club could do without the towering Belgian, as he hardly contributes on the pitch. A section of the fans also think that United would be better off without Depay, who was a high-profile signing last summer.

The Dutch winger impressed at the beginning of the season, but his form curtailed as games went by. After scoring 22 league goals in 30 appearances for PSV Eindhoven in the previous season, Depay found the back of the net on just six occasions in 44 appearances for the Red Devils this term, and like Fellaini, provided no assists. His off-field antics have also come in for plenty of criticism.

Rojo, who joined from Sporting Lisbon back in 2014, hasn’t made much of an impact on United. The injury-prone Argentinian defender is doubtful for the club’s FA Cup final clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday, having suffered an injury in training on the weekend.

While he could prove a good player if he remains healthy, the fans aren’t willing to wait around patiently.

Carrick and Rooney have always been popular with United’s supporters, and it’s rather surprising they got any votes at all. Let’s all just believe that age was the main factor there.


By Kavan Flavius


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    James Marshment

    Manchester United supporters have revealed the names of the five players they would must like to see leave the club this summer.

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    Think it’s harsh wanting to get rid of Depay, think he could still be a wonderful player under another manager. He’s fast, strong, and has a wicked shot. He needs time to adjust to the premiership as well but I don’t think he deserves all the stick he’s been getting. I think LVG has hung him out to dry to a certain extent. LVG says he wants fast, creative wingers, he has one in Depay but has misused and abused him so badly that he’s a shadow of his former self, LVG has done the same Januzaj. I can kind of agree with the rest, the only problem with getting rid of both Rooney and Carrick is that we will be moving a whole lot of experience on in one go…..



    Would have been better if fans were asked to name the 5 or 3 players and then add up votes.



    Surely Rooney would be the first player they’d want out the door? He’s on £300k a week, That wage would cover three good players wages?



    Good poll and it shows how the Carrick and Rooney lovers are blindfolded.
    They will wetting the beds tonight.



    Zico – it was a poll of only those five players, it wasn’t a free vote. Do not read too much into it.

    It’s a complete nothing story.



    Well,a part from Depay(who has a bad attitude he needs to change)i would get rid of the players above.

    Is it possible to have a poll on TT?



    Jones, Young, and Valencia not being on this list just means this poll is worthless. Getting rid of Depay would come back to haunt us, I think he will turn out to be brilliant, just needs a better manager that isn’t a supreme dickhead. For me the five players I’d like to see go are Fellaini, Carrick, Jones, Valencia, and Young.



    How Phil Jones is not on this list is shocking. Depay needs a better manager as even Ronaldo would struggle with lvg.


    Depay is a great talent and Ackb050 is correct, even Ronaldo would struggle with LVG. Give Depay self confidence with a run of matches, you will see he is a great talent, but just like Di Maria, the style of play of LVG is holding that back. Now he is even dropped for the FA Cup squad, hope that Depay stays and LVG goes, its crazy how he is dealing with players.

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