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United ready to sell midfield duo

Manchester United are ready to sell both Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira, with the imminent arrival at the club of Donny van de Beek.

The £40 million deal for the Dutch international, means that the duo have been pushed further down the pecking order at Old Trafford, and both have now been deemed surplus to requirements by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Lingard has been with the club since the age of seven, but he had a difficult time last season, due, in part, to off-the-field issues, and has not started a Premier League match for them since the New Year’s Day loss at Arsenal.

Pereira has been at United since the age of 15, but he has found himself on the periphery of the first team and has not featured for them since their Europa League tie at Club Brugge in February.

With van de Beek about to join the likes of Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay and Fred, United are now full of midfield options, and believe they need to thin the ranks a little.

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