Former Red Devils hero tells Manchester United to ‘get rid’ of wantaway stars
Steve Coppell has told Manchester United to get rid of players that are not 100 per cent committed to the club.
There has been a lot of transfer speculation in the media over the past few weeks about whom could be arriving at the club at the end of the season, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seeks to revamp the squad get the cub back to the top.
But there has also been a lot of speculation in the media over the past few weeks which have suggested that a number of stars will seek to leave the club at the end of the season, as the likes of Paul Pogba, David De Gea and Romelu Lukaku have been linked with moves away from United this summer.
And FA Cup winner Coppell 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, he 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.
“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.”
There are a number of players at Old Trafford that have not been impressive this season and need to be sold, so Coppell is right and they need to get rid at the end of the season if players are not fully committed to United.