Manchester United to ditch midfield duo

David Moyes is ready to sell both Ashley Young and Anderson as part of his January clear out at Manchester United, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Scot has deemed the midfield pair surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, and has already begun sounding out possible January buyers.

Moyes hopes to find permanent buyers for the pair, but is willing to offload them on loan deals if necessary.

Anderson has failed to live up to his £24million price tag since arriving from Porto from the summer of 2007, whilst Young has struggled for form and fitness in the last 18 months.

The former Aston Villa man has also come under fire for consistent diving, actions that have no doubt angered his manager.

In fact, Young has not started a Premier League game since being substituted 51 minutes into United’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in September.

Moyes has set his sights on January signings of his own, and hopes his third attempt to sign Everton full back Leighton Baines will prove lucky.

United remain desperate to sign a new midfielder, and the name being most strongly linked at present is Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan.

A question mark remains over the future of Javier Hernandez, with the Mexican claiming he needs first team football ahead of next summers World Cup.


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