Louis van Gaal
Dutchman Louis van Gaal is set to offload flop Manchester United players.Reuters

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is set to offload players, such as Nani, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley and Wilfried Zaha within the next 48 hours, according to reports.

Van Gaal, who has replaced David Moyes as the Man United boss, is looking to rebuild the squad for the upcoming season, and wants no players that are not part of his plans at the Old Trafford.

The former Netherlands' boss has already prepared a list of players that he wants to release and it is understood that the Dutchman will inform players face-to-face about their fate with United.

Van Gaal is on the biggest challenge of his career to take Red Devils on winning ways once again after a disastrous season, when they finished a disappointing seventh in the Premier League and missed the Champions League cut.

The Dutchman met with the players and his staff, including assistant manager Ryan Giggs, before taking charge of his new office. Van Gaal also toured the training facilities and met chief executive Ed Woodward at the Old Trafford.

Van Gaal previously clashed with the players during his stints with Barcelona and Bayern Munich and former United's first team manager, Rene Meulensteen, who worked under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, warned Man United players that his fellow Dutchman won't hesitate in bruising some egos at the Old Trafford.

"Louis has got his own management style, which has thrown up a few difficulties along the way wherever he's been," Meulensteen said. "Whether that be at Barcelona or Bayern Munich because of the way that he is, the way he puts himself in front of players."

"Players accept it or players sometimes don't," he added. "If they don't accept it, then yeah, you probably have a problem. They've had Sir Alex Ferguson and they've had a disastrous season with David Moyes, now another one comes in, so that will take time.

"United at this moment in time will be seen by the opposition as still a team that can be beaten unless proven otherwise," he concluded.

United has already started their preparations for the forthcoming season as they are set to leave for the United States, but there are doubts whether Young, Rafael and Fletcher will be travelling to the States with the Red Devils.

The Premier League club is set to face AS Roma, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy on their pre-season tour to the United States.

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