The six players who could still leave Man Utd before domestic transfer deadline day

Manchester United were busy on transfer deadline day, completing four deals for new players and seeing one of their longest-serving squad members finally move on.

However, while the window has now closed for most European clubs, there are still a few days for the club to trim their squad.

Clubs in the Netherlands have until 6 October to complete deals, while the deadline in Russia is October 17 and October 25 in Portugal, though clubs involved in UEFA club competitions will need to name their European squads before then.

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There’s also the domestic deadline of October 16. While Premier League clubs can no longer deal with each other, they can still send players to EFL sides (and vice versa).

We’ve picked out six United players who could still be in line for an October exit, whether permanently or on loan.

Sergio Romero

Romero was a target for Everton during the window, only for a deal to fail to materialise – much to the frustration of the goalkeeper’s wife.

The Argentina international is out of contract in 2021, with an option for another year, but with Dean Henderson returning to provide competition for David de Gea he could be forgiven for wanting to move on.

The former AZ man has been left out of Argentina’s latest squad, despite manager Lionel Scaloni including four goalkeepers, and will be keen to return to the fold before next year’s Copa America. He’s unlikely to achieve that if he’s not even making the bench at club level.

Phil Jones

Having extended his United deal during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s caretaker spell, Jones will remain on the club’s books until 2023 unless he finds a new suitor.

However, the defender made just four starts in all of last season, and few are talking about him as a potential solution to the club’s defensive issues.

At 28 years of age, one would think the England international can offer something in the Championship if not at a higher level, and he was linked with West Ham United over the summer.

A Championship loan might allow Jones to prove his fitness and demonstrate to top-flight sides that he can still be of use on a weekly basis, though his current injury situation may make teams reluctant to take the plunge.

Marcos Rojo

Rojo has been linked with an exit for some time now, but he’s still at Old Trafford after United’s valuation made a permanent departure impossible.

He’s keen to leave, but it remains to be seen whether United would entertain a loan departure or whether they would be committed to a permanent move or nothing.

The Argentine defender has played in both Russia and Portugal earlier in his career, for Spartak Moscow and Sporting CP respectively, and this may work in United’s favour as they attempt to find a suitor for a player who has made just 15 appearances for them over the last two seasons.

Ethan Laird

Earlier in the window, the Manchester Evening News reported that United’s Under-23s coach Neil Wood was hopeful of finding loan destinations for players with a year of development experience under their belts.

One such player is teenage defender Laird, who featured twice in the Europa League last season.

The 19-year-old could benefit from an EFL loan, and there may well be interest from that direction before 16 October.

Di’Shon Bernard

Like Laird, Bernard made his United debut away to Astana last season and completed the full 90 minutes as a young United side lost 2-1 in Kazakhstan.

The London-born centre-back played 12 times in Premier League 2 last season, and has featured twice in this season’s EFL Trophy.

United’s defensive record in those games – a 6-0 win at Salford and a goalless draw with Rochdale – may convince a lower-league side to take a chance on the 19-year-old.

Ethan Galbraith

Galbraith was another debutant at Astana, replacing Angel Gomes late on, but has not added to that appearance.

The midfielder has already received international recognition, making his Northern Ireland debut in 2019, but has had to wait for his chances at Old Trafford.

If the appropriate club shows interest in the next 10 days, United may entertain a move for a player who is rated highly by those at the club.

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