Six Manchester United players who might have said farewell to Old Trafford vs Brentford

Manchester United pulled off a comfortable 3-0 win over Brentford on Monday night in their last game at Old Trafford of the season.

The Red Devils play two more Premier League games this season, against Brighton and Crystal Palace, all on the way.

As the curtains fall for the 2021/22 season, new players are always expected, with some also moving through the exit door.

Here are six players who could have said goodbye to the Old Trafford crowd on Monday night.

Juan Mata

Mata’s contract expired at the end of the season, and with negotiations now, the match against Brentford was his last at Old Trafford.

The 34-year-old was called up to the starting line-up against Brentford, having starred in the Chelsea game last week.

He gave a bosom of honor after the match, in appreciation of the fans at his home.

Nemanja Matic

Just like Matic, Matic’s contract with Manchester FC expires at the end of the current season and he will be allowed to leave for free.

He also participated from the start against the Bees and appreciated the fans after the match in their usual roll of honor.

Jesse Lingard

Lingard came close to leaving United last season, but the club changed their minds as former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided not to let him leave after a superb loan deal with West Ham.

But with a new director coming in, Lingard is expected to leave in the summer and there’s no shortage of suitors.

Paul Pogba

The future of the Frenchman is still unclear. His contract expired at the end of the season, and with negotiations on a new deal hitting a snag, he could also be on his way out of the club.

The situation was further complicated by the recent death of his agent, Mino Raiola.

It comes as no surprise that Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Real Madrid have all been associated with the midfielder’s movement.

Edinson Cavani

Cavani has suffered injuries this season and has missed half of Manchester United’s matches so far.

The Uruguayan has signed with United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2020, but his future appears far from the Manchester club.

He is said to be keen to return to South America, although there is interest from La Liga in Spain.

Lee Grant

Grant, 39, signed a one-year contract extension last summer, but has only used twice this season.

It is unlikely that he will receive another contract, which means that he is on the list of players likely to leave.

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