David Moyes wants to stamp his mark and usher a new era at Manchester United by offloading eight first team players and bringing in long-term replacements in the summer.
According to the Daily Mail, the Scotsman will slash Javier Hernandez, Alexander Buttner, Nani, Anderson and Anders Lindegaard from the United roster, while defensive trio Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra will be allowed to leave Old Trafford for free in the summer.
Ferdinand, Vidic and Evra are in the final six months of their contract with the Premier League champions and are yet to get a new deal. The Serbian defender's agent even admitted his client could leave United after the end of the season, as several clubs across Europe are interested in Vidic's services.
Earlier this week, Moyes spoke about the necessity for signing players in the ongoing transfer window. The 50-year-old believes that United will make signings only if the right players are available this month.
The former Everton manager had earlier revealed that a few of the fringe players from the United squad will be allowed to leave in January if the right offer is made for their services.
However, any failure to let players leave in the mid-season transfer window will leave an option for Moyes to offload them in the summer.
Evra is definitely on his way out in the summer after ruling out a contract extension in November. While Buttner insisted that he does not want to leave the club, his first team chances look bleak as Moyes wants to sign Everton's Leighton Baines.
Since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as United manager last summer, Moyes has witnessed inconsistent performances from his players. A summer clear-out could see Moyes bring in new faces to Old Trafford, as the Glaswegian is looking to bolster his squad for the next season.
Meanwhile, United have already crashed out of the FA Cup after their 2-1 defeat to Swansea City at home. In the Premier League, they sit seventh in the table with 34 points from 20 games, trailing league leaders Arsenal by 11 points and five points behind fourth placed Liverpool.