United confirm second player exit

English Premier League

Manchester United have confirmed their second player exit ahead of what is expected to be a busy upcoming transfer window.

After the confirming Ander Herrera will depart on a free transfer at the end of the season, United revealed club captain Antonio Valencia has been relased after a decade at the club.

The 33-year-old won nine major titles in that period, which included two Premier League winners' medials since former manager Sir Alex Ferguson roped him in from Wigan Athletic in 2009 for a reported £16 million.

According to reports in English media, the veteran duo will be the first of several departure over the next two months as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be entrusted to rebuild the Red Devils after a disastrous trophyless season.

The league's highest paid player Alexis Sanchez, Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian and Juan Mata are the other names expected to depart while club-record signing Paul Pogba's future has become increasinly uncertain.

However, it remains to be seen which players Solskjaer intends to hold on to as the off-season transfer window nears.

United finished in sixth-place after a dismal end of season run under the former Norway striker, which yielded just two wins from ten league games