Manchester United's hopes of raising extra transfer funds are being hampered by the high wages of fringe players, sources have told ESPN.

United's financial clout this summer has been restricted by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and so far manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has only been able to add £40 million midfielder Donny van de Beek to his squad.

Solskjaer and the executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward are willing to listen to offers for Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Andreas Pereira and Sergio Romero to boost the transfer kitty but so far, interested clubs have been put off by the wages they are on at Old Trafford.