‘If Manchester United’s stars want to go – get rid of them’, former Red Devil Steve Coppell tells talkSPORT
Steve Coppell has told former side Manchester United to be ruthless this summer and ‘get rid’ of any players who are not 100 per cent committed to the club.
Recent reports have claimed a number of United’s top stars will consider their futures at the club if they do not qualify for Champions League football this term.
The likes of Paul Pogba, David De Gea and Romelu Lukaku have been linked with moves away from United this summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to revamp his squad.
Solskjear gave the club a huge morale boost when he replaced Jose Mourinho in December, but the Red Devils have slipped back into their familiar slump in recent weeks.
United have lost six of their last eight games in all competitions, including a 4-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday.
And FA Cup winner Coppell, who spent nine years at Old Trafford, has urged the club to clear out any players who are not giving their all for the famous shirt.
Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, the former United man said: “There’s no real consistency now and rotation is such that it’s hard for any players to really cement their place in the team.
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“You get your four or five stars, and that’s what United are looking for at the moment.
“The Pogbas, the goalkeeper… there seems to be so much indecision with the key players within the team, whether they want to stay, whether they want to go.
“If they want to go, get rid of them!
“Get people who want to play, who have the pride in the shirt, where playing for Manchester United actually means something special for them.
“It is without doubt one of the most special clubs in world football and you need players who are 100 per cent committed rather than looking for a next contract maybe at another club or maybe in another country.
“Manchester United demand what their supporters provide on a weekly basis, which is 100 per cent commitment.”
Source: Prem News