The departure of Sanchez, Rojo, and Darmian from Manchester United could still happen.
According to The Telegraph, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted his team selection will identify who is in his plans and who is not.
Solskjaer when asked about the possibility of players still leaving, he said:
“There might be, yes.”
“The thing is it’s not about who we don’t want here, it’s about who we want here.”
“You’re going to see that in the team selections and who’s going to be with us in the long run.”
Rojo’s move to Everton fell through at the last minute. United did not want a loan deal.
Darmian has had little to no interest shown in him. He prefers a move back to his native Italy.
The powers that be at Old Trafford would like to recoup some more cash as well as reduce an ever-growing age bill, with several stars making little to no contribution.
Roma has held talks with Manchester United with the intention of acquiring the services of Alexis Sanchez.
However, they are wanting to loan the player for the season, with an option to buy.
Roma also wants United to foot the majority of his wage bill. which is rumoured to be a basic of 390,000 pounds going up to 500,000 based on performance and goals.
Sanchez was granted an extended break due to COPA America duties with Chile.
He has only managed an hour of preseason game time with United in a behind closed doors game against Blackburn Rovers.
Solskjaer said of Sanchez return:
“Alexis has come in and trained well.”
“Of course he’s four or five weeks behind the boys and has not played apart from the one behind closed doors here.”
“I think he’ll see this [Lukaku’s exit] as an opportunity to make his mark.”
While Solskjaer has been supportive in that he believes the striker could get them goals.
If between now and September 2nd, the current first-choice strikers perform, and young Mason Greenwood takes his opportunities.
The Chilean may struggle to get any playing time and may seek a new team to ply his trade. Plus United may feel paying a part of almost 400,000 pounds for him to leave is better than paying that for him to sit on the bench or directors box watching.
The same can be said for both Rojo and Darmian.