Newly appointed Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal only considers four players good enough in the current squad, Daily Star reports.
The Dutch boss is preparing for a summer overhaul and only rates Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, David de Gea, and Robin van Persie as mainstays in his new-look team.
The board have reportedly given van Gaal a transfer kitty of £200m in order for the Red Devils to challenge for the title next season.
Man United’s underwhelming campaign is the reason few players can have any complaints if they are deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
However not many expected that only four of the original squad are of the required quality for their new boss, with their long-term futures now hanging in the balance.
Manchester United player of the Year David de Gea is a sure pick in goal, but the other three players suggest that Van Gaal is planning to buy a new set of midfielders come summer.
Toni Kroos has been mooted as the Dutchman’s player of choice, with an ‘agreement in principle’ arranged with Bayern Munich.
The departures of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand means defence was bound for a makeover, with Patrice Evra also looking likely to leave Old Trafford.