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Ole Gunnar Solskjae could allow four players to leave in January transfer window

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to focus on trimming his squad in January.

The Red Devils made four Deadline Day signings though did not manage to offload as many players as they wanted to.

Chris Smalling joined Roma but there are plenty of faces in the United squad that may be seen as surplus to Solskjaer.

Sergio Romero has become third-choice goalkeeper at Old Trafford with David de Gea the No. 1 and Dean Henderson battling to be Solskjaer’s man.

Romero wanted to leave United in the summer with his wife hitting out at the Red Devils, and is now likely to depart in January.

Phil Jones could also be leaving Solskjaer’s side come January with there being plenty of defensive options for the Norwegian.

Dan James only joined United last summer and impressed in his first few matches but the Welshman has struggled recently.

Leeds United are believed to be interested and Solskjaer may be willing to let James depart with Mason Greenwood ahead of him in the right-wing position.

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The future of Paul Pogba is again in doubt with the Frenchman praising Zinedine Zidane and admitting a move to Real Madrid is a “dream”.

Donny van de Beek arrived at Old Trafford in the summer and could be seen as a replacement for Pogba.

It means the door may be open for World Cup winner Pogba to leave as early as January with Real Madrid surely in pole position for him.

Solskjaer had spoke about how happy he was with his squad ahead of transfer deadline day.

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The boss had said: "Of course, the performances last season didn't warrant me giving too many of them more options.

“I think the 11, 12, 13 players that really played and really played well deserved to play more and that means when you don't play you don't get the fitness and sharpness you need to knock on the door to get into the team.

"I think it's a different scenario now already after two games. I've seen many of the other players who didn't play too much last season play really well."

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