Date:6th January 2011 at 3:00pm
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According to The Daily Mirror Sir Alex is set to wield the axe this summer with 6 faces set to leave or retire.

Sir Alex was quoted as saying:

“Sometimes when a player grows old, you have to recognise it and they have to move on. We have to maintain a level of success at the top end of the game. We can’t afford bad years or breaking-in years. We have had periods like that, but we don’t want it and we need to be successful all the time.”

Thus the paper is reporting that whether we win the title or not the squad will face a big overhaul in order to keep things fresh.

With the likes of Edwin Van Der Sar and Gary Neville looking at retirement whilst Tomasz Kuszczak, Wes Brown, Owen Hargreaves and Michael Owen all set to be shown the door a new look Manchester United may be lining up us next season.

Sir Alex is no mug though, he is well aware of the problems Chelsea have faced this season after they tried something similar at the start of this season so he already has a plan in place to fill in the voids created with the use of players like Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley who are impressing on loan as well as Darron Gibson and Chris Smalling who are carving out careers for themselves at Old Trafford.

As well as these youngsters it is thought Sir Alex plans to implement some players from the reserves and academy to bolster the squad meaning much touted youngsters like Paul Pogba may well get some shine.

The move is one that may have been on the cards and makes sense when looking at it logically but having seen what has happened to Chelsea with their lack or reinforcement one must worry.