By Paul Robinson

25th May, 2022 | 8:30pm

Man United told to 'cut their losses' after 'painful' David de Gea reveal - pundit

Man United may struggle to get rid of their “dead wood” this summer, according to Paul Robinson.

The former Spurs and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Red Devils could get stuck with “underperforming players on big wages.”

Man United ended their worst ever Premier League campaign with a 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Speaking to the BBC’s Shamoon Hafez (22 May), David de Gea urged all players who do not want to be at the club to leave.

Dressing room rest has been reported throughout the season at Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani and Nemanja Matic are all out of contract next month.

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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on De Gea’s comments and the prospect of an exodus, Robinson said: “If you are not wanted by a manager you do not want to stick around.

“United need a big clear out. They need to get rid of the dead wood.

“Getting rid of that dead wood could be an issue. A lot of them are underperforming on big wages. It may be a case of United cutting their losses.

“The transfer value won’t be there as clubs know United need to move players on. It might be a painful summer for the books but they need to overhaul that squad.”

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