The 2017-18 season was a strange one for Manchester United. The club didn't actually win a single trophy, which would appear to be a failure compared to the Europa League and League Cup double won by the Red Devils the season prior. However, despite a lack of titles, the Old Trafford outfit did seem to make some noticeable progress under José Mourinho.
Now, the club is gearing up for a new season, with fans and players alike eager to see United return to the glory days and make a real challenge for the prize they crave most of all: the Premier League trophy. It'll be a real challenge, with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool looking very strong, but Mourinho has already set about improving his squad.
As new players come in, older players have to move out, and it's easy to identify a few Manchester United footballers who should probably be thinking of moving on. Some of them are clearly not in Mourinho's plans, others have been openly criticised by the manager, and all of them could be getting more game time and playing more prominent roles elsewhere.
5. Matteo Darmian
Matteo Darmian and Manchester United always seemed like a bit of a strange fit. The Italian full back arrived at Old Trafford to little fanfare back in 2015. Since then, he's only made 54 league appearances and doesn't seem to be trusted too strongly by José Mourinho.
The 28-year-old is heading into the final year of his United contract and is expected to move on this summer, having been linked with the likes of Juventus. The Red Devils seem happy enough with the idea of letting Darmian leave for around £10 million, and the signing of promising Portuguese right back Diogo Dalot will give Darmian even more competition, so he'd be better off looking for first team football away from Manchester.
An Italy international, Darmian is good enough to be playing regularly at many other clubs and is in the peak years of his career, so won't want to waste another season on the bench. A move to Juventus could be a great one, especially as the Italian club have signed Cristiano Ronaldo and could make a big push for a Champions League win next season.