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Manchester United can raise £187m by selling three players as Ineos transfer decisions become clear

Following a terrible season at Old Trafford, Manchester United has a number of well-known players who could command a sizable transfer fee as Ineos looks toward a summer makeover.

Manchester United can raise £187m by selling three players as Ineos transfer decisions become clear

Selling Marcus Rashford would represent pure profit for Man United (Image: Photo by Ed Sykes/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images)

If Manchester United wants to bolster their roster this summer, they will have to make decisions regarding the contracts of a number of first-team players.

This season, Nottingham Forest and Everton will lose points for violating the Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR), which all Premier League teams must abide by. According to the rules, clubs cannot lose more than £105 million in three seasons, or £35 million every season.

In light of this, United might have to let go of a few players this summer in order to raise the necessary funds to reassemble their team following an unsuccessful campaign. Three players who have the potential to raise a sizable amount of money are highlighted below; all estimated transfer values are derived from CIES Football Observatory.

Marcus Rashford: €100 million, or £85 million
The forward, who scored more than 30 goals the previous season, has had a challenging campaign. Since Rashford is an academy graduate, selling him would be entirely profitable and improve United’s position in the Financial Fair Play (FFP) system.

Strong links between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have existed in the past, and these rumors may surface again with Kylian Mbappe’s anticipated move to Real Madrid.

€60m (£51m) goes to Scott McTominay.
The Scotland international has scored ten goals in all competitions, a career-high, and has enjoyed a successful season in midfield. Similar to Rashford, McTominay is an academy graduate, so any money made would be entirely profit.

Last summer, McTominay was rumored to be leaving Old Trafford, with West Ham United’s £30 million bid for him being turned down. His value should rise following a successful campaign, so United might be persuaded to sell.

Antony: €60 million (£51 million)
The winger from Ajax cost United about £80 million, and they won’t likely receive anything close to that amount back. However, at 24 years old, the Brazilian is still comparatively young and ought to fetch a fair price.

United’s problem is figuring out who would cover even a portion of the anticipated £51 million transfer fee. The team might be hoping that the forward and a few other players at Old Trafford have an escape route available to them in Saudi Arabia.

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