​Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that there might be a plan in place that could see a ​massive ruthless clear-out from the club in this summer's transfer window.

The Red Devils have been linked with transfer moves for a plethora of stars including Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Atletico Madrid’s Saul. Solskjaer is currently facing the storm after losing four of the last five games on the trot and is said to have understood which players need to be sold.

As reported by ​Metro, speaking about his players knowing they are playing for their futures, Solskjaer said, "I’m under no illusions that this is not going to be plain sailing. It’s going to be hard, as I said before it’s survival of the fittest and also survival of the best and that’s how ruthless we have to be."

He continued, "We need players who are going to be able to take us forward and that means the culture in the dressing room. What we do every single day here to make us challenging again, because Liverpool and City are two teams that are too far ahead at the moment from what we like."

Revealing the tough decisions that might come his way this summer, Solskjaer claimed, "We played against a Barcelona team which are one of the teams, that set the standard in European football and we are under no illusions that it’s going to be hard work and there’s going to be some tough decisions made by me, Mike (Phelan) and the club."

After their defeat at Old Trafford, The Red Devils must score at least twice at the Nou Camp to knock Barcelona out of the competition.