It's time to CHASE more players away from Manchester United

Marcus Rashford (left), Jadon Sancho (middle), and Anthony Martial (right) are all wanted out of Manchester United. (Photo Credit: Imago)

It's time to CHASE more players away from Manchester United

Izuchukwu Akawor 10:18 - 03.12.2023

On Manchester United fans’ frustration and the ongoing player sale debate after the humiliation against Newcastle United at St. James Park.

Manchester United fans are demanding the departure of more players following yet another disappointing outing and performance from the Red Devils. 

This time, it’s in the Premier League where a defeat to Newcastle United, secured by an Anthony Gordon goal, has sparked widespread dissatisfaction among fans.

United’s Defeat and Humiliation: Sell Them All

The loss on Saturday night wasn’t just about the result; it was also about the humiliating manner in which the Red Devils were outplayed and smashed, as predicted by Pulse Sports Nigeria, at St. James Park. 

This has intensified the call for player sales among the supporters, who have taken to social media to express their frustration.

Erik ten Hag, Manchester United manager || Image credit: Imago

Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Scott McTominay have once again emerged as the scapegoats, particularly Martial, who was involved in a heated exchange with his Dutch manager, Erik Ten Hag, as seen in a video making the rounds on social media.

United’s Transfer Quagmire: Beyond Individual Players

However, the problem at United goes beyond the targeted trio. The fans’ frustration ignores rather than highlights a deeper problem within the club - the effectiveness of recent transfers.

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial || Credit: Imago

Despite a significant investment of over 400 pounds under Ten Hag in new players, Manchester United seem unable to find the right balance within the team.

The focus of criticising the likes of Martial, Rashford and McT appears to be misplaced when the core problem lies in the inability of the team to scout and integrate new signings effectively.

Marcus Rashford is back with his ex-Loi, but it has not inspired him on the pitch yet. (Photo Credit: Daily Star/X)

Now, the shift in fan sentiments, from asking the club to chase McFred (McTominay and Fred) to solely targeting McT, reflects the evolving dynamics within the team.

The departures of Paul Pogba and Fred, now in Fenerbahce, have not solved the underlying problems, and the arrival of 70 million pounds Casemiro is already sparking concerns among supporters, just over 12 months later.

Scott McTominay celebrates scoring for Manchester United, but fans want him out.

The club’s pursuit of new players, including Andre Onana, signed to replace humiliated club legend, David De Gea, and bring peace at the back has done anything but that. 

In addition, other new signings including Christian Eriksen, Mason Mount, Casemiro, and Sofyan Amrabat, have not brought the desired stability and changes needed badly. 

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba (left) vies for the ball with Atalanta's Teun Koopmeiners on November 2021.

Therefore, despite the persistent effort to chase out players, Jadon Sancho, Fred, and Pogba amongst others, the absence of a clear plan and direction within the team raises questions about the effectiveness of this approach.


The Red Devils will continue to face challenges as the debate over selling prayers rages on. The frustration among fans highlights a serious need for a more cohesive, strategic, and comprehensive approach to address the deeper issues be-Deviling the team’s performance, cohesion, and stable progress.

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