Manchester United could be set for a January shake-up as several players consider their futures.

The Red Devils have hardly enjoyed an impressive start to the season. They already trail Chelsea by nine points in the league and are out of the Carabao Cup.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bought in three quality players in the summer with Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane all arriving at Old Trafford.

That has meant several members of the squad have lost out though.

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United are still searching for a settled system and XI as Solskjaer desperately tries to find a winning formula.

It has meant certain players continue to be overlooked as the Norwegian struggles to juggle his options effectively.

Players are losing out on the international stage due to a lack of minutes whilst their careers appear to be on pause.

Jesse Lingard looks like he could be one of the men to depart, with United willing to accept £10m for a player they valued at £25m less than six months ago.

The Englishman is not the only player who has been cast aside with a league start yet to come his way.

Solskjaer looks to have favourites in certain areas and, even with results nosediving, he has not changed or given other players a sustained run of games.

We take a look at five names who could consider moving in the New Year

Jesse Lingard

Yet to start a game for United this season and out of the England squad. It has not been a good few months for Lingard.

He looked back to his best earlier this year when on loan at West Ham, who could yet return and try to sign him permanently.

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Solskjaer claimed he would play a “big role” at Old Trafford, but it remains to be seen what that role is.

Lingard bagged a late winner to see off the Hammers back in September, but that has done little to push him up the pecking order.

His contract is up in the summer and it looks as if the club will cut their losses.

Dean Henderson

For a period last season it looked as if the England goalkeeper was about to establish himself as United’s No 1.

However David de Gea came back in at the end of the season and has been a tough man to dislodge this term.

Henderson has said previously that he may have to explore other avenues if opportunities don’t come and that time might be now.

With England he finds himself out of the picture and a lack of minutes at United is stagnating his development.

His quality is well known though and he would not be short of offers.

Anthony Martial

Still yet to deliver on his early promise and with so many options in attack the Frenchman will not be getting endless opportunities.

He has been unable to deliver this season and with Ronaldo in attack he isn’t going to be the main man he once threatened to be.

Martial was the subject of interest back in the summer and it seems like he is in need of a reset away from Manchester.

A club in his homeland would no doubt be keen on his services and, at 25, there is still plenty of time for Martial to hit new heights if he ends up in the right environment.

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Donny van de Beek

Where to start with this one. It has been a disaster from minute one, even if the Dutchman did score on his debut.

His constant omission has raised eyebrows internally and with fans, both of whom sympathise with him.

Solskjaer is yet to hand Van de Beek a start and it still seems as if his signing was done without the necessary thought.

He plays a similar position to Bruno Fernandes and has seemingly remained glued to the bench which has seen him miss out with the Netherlands.

A change in agent recently is likely motivated by a desire to leave and his quality is such that there would still be plenty of interest.

Eric Bailly

He signed a new deal back in April but you do wonder why. He was behind Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in the pecking order whilst it was known that a new defender was on the shopping list.

Varane’s arrival means Bailly’s game time has been further hampered.

Admittedly when given a chance, like in the Manchester derby, he hasn’t covered himself in glory.

However he remains a very competent individual who, in the right structure, could look an impressive defender.

That will not happen whilst he remain at United though, but a deal until 2024 will give his employers a lot of power when it comes to negotiations which could count against him.

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