Three players that are ending their time at Manchester United have been given the green light to find new clubs by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: defender Marcos Rojo, goalkeeper Sergio Romero, and defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
All three players have fallen out of favor at United and although they are under contract until the summer, Solskjaer has said they are free to look for other teams in January.
The two Argentina internationals have both failed to make any appearances since the start of the campaign, as they enter the final six months of their contracts.
“Both of them have contracts until the summer, and they are not going to be extended, so we are looking for them to find clubs,” said Solskjaer.
“Marcos has been given time to go home, so he is still in Argentina. Sergio has been back home to see his family, but he is back in England now.”
Romero was previously linked to a move to Everton over the summer but a deal couldn’t be finalized, much to the dismay of Romero’s wife. Once budding number one ‘keeper Dean Henderson returned from his loan spell this season, Romero was certain to leave.
As for Fosu-Mensah, it is just a case of not enough playing time to make an impression.
“I’m not sure if Timo is going to stay or [if] he’s going to take an option now,” the manager said.
“He’s not played enough, so of course he’s been allowed to speak to clubs, with a view to leaving now in January. It’s difficult when you’ve got good players, talented players, and you can’t give them game time.”
“It might be [at the] end of January, or it might be in the summer that he finds somewhere else. So he’s working hard, Tim, he’s ready for a move for any club that he feels ready for.”
During his time at the club, Fosu-Mensah has had two loan spells in London, at Crystal Palace, and then Fulham.
The winter transfer window is open until February 1st with United expected to make several more moves.