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Erik ten Hag’s side are set for a massive squad rebuild this summer (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United duo Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes are reportedly being targeted by Saudi Arabian clubs for the upcoming summer transfer window.

The Red Devils are set for a massive squad rebuild under Sir Jim Ratcliffe at the end of the season and a number of key players have been put up for sale.

Casemiro is expected to depart and teams in the Saudi Pro League are keen to sign him, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s team Al-Nassr the most likely destination.

That’s according to The Telegraph who also claim there’s ‘huge interest’ in United captain Fernandes, although he is less likely than Casemiro to leave Old Trafford.

Casemiro has faced a wave of criticism from various pundits this season after a series of poor performances and United are keen to get rid of the Brazilian.

Fernandes, meanwhile, recently opened up about his future and suggested that leaving United was a possibility.

‘Obviously, it doesn’t just depend on me, does it?’ Fernandes said. ‘A player always has to want to be here, but at the same time, you have to want him to stay.

Bruno Fernandes during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley

Bruno Fernandes is being targeted by Saudi Pro League clubs (Picture: AP)

‘At the moment, I feel there’s that on both sides… if you want me to be very honest, if I have to think about not continuing in the Premier League, it won’t be until after the Euros.’

Meanwhile, Casemiro was criticised by United legend Wayne Rooney following Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal in which he played as a makeshift defender.

‘He’s obviously shown that he’s a midfield player and he’s not a natural centre-back,’ Rooney said as he watched back Leandro Trossard’s goal against United.

‘As we said at half-time, once Manchester United want to play this way, whether you’re a midfield player or a centre-back, you have to be ready to push out with the rest of the team because, if not, you play everyone onside and get punished.

‘It was maybe a bit naive, there’s not really an angle anyway for Onana to get the ball to him. But then he has to push out and it’s lazy. It’s lazy, he’s lazy.

‘The rest of his team-mates have pushed out and they get caught by it. And even defending the space, he’s not aware of any players around him and then Trossard comes in and gets an easy goal.’


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