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Man Utd desperate to offload loan trio

Manchester United are desperate to offload Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Alexis Sanchez.

The London Evening Standard says United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to secure permanent moves for on-loan players such as Smalling and Rojo.

Sanchez is also on loan at Inter Milan and doesn't figure in Solskjaer's plans even though United have been forced to review spending in what was seen as a pivotal transfer window.

While it has long been accepted they would struggle to demand a fee for Sanchez due to his wages of around £450,000-a-week, Smalling and Rojo represented an opportunity to bring in significant funds.

Smalling, in particular, has impressed on loan at AS Roma this season, with the Serie A club keen to keep him in Italy beyond the end of the season.

And Rojo, who saw a loan to Everton blocked last August, has since been allowed to return to his former club Estudiantes.

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