Manchester United fans inside the Football Transfer Tavern were pretty grateful to get a week off last weekend.
Their season hit a new low with the 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos in the Champions League last time out, and speculation over the future of David Moyes has followed since.
The general feeling is that United players, board members, fans and even Moyes himself expected it to be a difficult season following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson after 27 years in charge.
It’s just nobody – even the most optimistic of Liverpool fans – expected it to be quite this bad.
United trail fourth placed Manchester City by 12 points – with their great rivals also having a game in hand – whilst their Champions League future hangs in the balance after last week’s horror show in Greece.
Add to the fact that Sunderland and Swansea City have knocked Moyes’ men out of both cup competitions at Old Trafford, and you can see the need for a major summer clear out.
United fans have had salt rubbed into the wounds by Nemanja Vidic’s confirmation this week that he would be leaving the club for Inter Milan at the end of the season.
Moyes is preparing for a summer of transfer business that will shape both his and the club’s future, but many United fans believe it is just as important which players depart as to who arrives.
Here we take a look at five players set to follow Nemanja Vidic out of the exit door this summer.
Click on Old Trafford to reveal the 5 Manchester United stars certain to follow Vidic out of Old Trafford.
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