As the January transfer window closes its doors, Manchester United is gearing up to finalize their Premier League squad for the remainder of the 2023/24 season.
Despite a relatively quiet winter in terms of incoming transfers due to Financial Fair Play constraints, the Red Devils witnessed a flurry of departures as they aimed to streamline their squad.
Among those departing the Premier League 25-man squad are Jadon Sancho, Donny van de Beek, and Sergio Reguillon, each for varying reasons.
Sancho’s absence from Erik ten Hag’s plans dates back to September, following a public disagreement with the manager. His subsequent loan move to Borussia Dortmund marked the end of his stint at Old Trafford.
Similarly, Van de Beek embarked on a loan journey to Eintracht Frankfurt, seeking regular playing time after a prolonged period on the sidelines.
Meanwhile, Sergio Reguillon’s loan spell at United was cut short, leading to his move to Brentford for the remainder of the season.
In addition to these departures, winger Facundo Pellistri’s loan move to Granada further reduces the pool of eligible players for registration.
With no fresh signings and several exits, MEN Sport anticipates United to register a squad of 21 players for the upcoming fixtures. Notably, young talents like Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho, being under 21, do not require registration.
Here’s our projection for the players likely to be registered by Ten Hag for the rest of the campaign.