Fosu-Mensah's loan spells at Palace and Fulham were indeed terrible. Absolute nightmare. I just can't see someone who hardly starts in bottom teams could earn a place at United.Fosu-Mensah is in the last year of his contract, but the club appears to have invoked a one-year extension:
This makes sense - his injury was not his fault, he looked sharp when he played recently for the second team and he was clocked as the fastest player in the EPL last season on loan at Fulham, not bad for a big guy who's 6' 3":
He's still only 22, he wouldn't bring in that much money (or save much) and Ole may want to see how he shapes up if he's fully recovered.
Rojo, I think, is pretty well decided - he clearly wants to stay at Estudiantes. Lingard seems to be shaping up for a move and reminds me of the situation with Cleverley - he may just be fed up with being the whipping boy. Smalling probably doesn't want to come back unless he can command Lindelof's spot, which is not impossible. Difficult to know with JCP - always suspected he was a Mourinho favourite because he's Portuguese and is less in favour now, but we always seem to have excess keepers nowadays then move them on.
Jones is more of a problem - clearly not in Ole's plans, 28 years old now and no hint that anyone is interested in him either. Presume we will take what we can get if we are keeping Tuanzebe and TFM.
Sanchez's wages will be the big obstacle to a move - not entirely sure he won't be back at the club next season
I think we will go for Sancho regardless of whether Pogba stays or goes. Just telling him he can go if he puts in a shift is probably easier said than done - I really think this is a player who will switch off if he doesn't want to be at the club and his potential to be a disruptive element is high.
But the Covid situation certainly throws out all the usual calculations.