“United will be taking the opportunity to commence a focused sales process for a new shirt front partner.”
The Red Devils, meanwhile, are likely to spend in January despite a huge £150m outlay last summer. A striker is high on the agenda, with Erik ten Hag insisting he needs a new forward following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo was axed in November following a fiery outburst about Ten Hag and other club officials in an interview with Piers Morgan. The 37-year-old has been linked with Saudi outfit Al-Nassr in a whopping £175m deal.
United missed out on PSV star Cody Gakpo, who will join north-west rivals Liverpool when the January window opens, and must now turn their attentions to other targets.