Man United to sell Five in January: Jose Mourinho looks to bank £97m from Fire-Sale
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is ready to offload a host of players in January following a poor run of results according to multiple sources.
The Independent claim that Mourinho will look to sell Dutch winger Memphis Depay and the £25m rated wide-man is already hotly tipped to join AC Milan.
The former PSV Eindhoven man had an average debut season at Man United last term and the emergence of Marcus Rashford has seen Depay’s chances in the first-eleven severely hampered.
French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is another said to be on his way out as the former Southampton man has barely had a look-in since Mourinho took over, making just one sub appearance in the Premier League thus far this term.
The 26-year-old cost Man United £25m and they should expect to bank a similar sum and finding a buyer shouldn’t prove too difficult.
German veteran Bastian Schweinsteiger hasn’t been treated all that well by Mourinho and is also heading towards the Old Trafford exit and a move to the MLS could be on the cards.
The Independent also states that right-back Matteo Darmian’s days at Man United are all but numbered and a move back to Italy seems most likely.
Finally, and perhaps most surprisingly, The Sun claim that Mourinho will look to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan the moment the transfer window re-opens, this despite the Armenian international having only moved to England a few short months ago.
Man United paid £30m to bring in the Borussia Dortmund playmaker but the cultured performer has started just one Premier League fixture, and was hauled off at half-time in the club’s encounter with local rivals City, and is seemingly not a player Mourinho is all that keen on.
Mourinho is under a great deal of pressure after a poor start to the season and having spent over £150m on new additions it’s not surprising that the club would look to balance the books with January sales, especially if the Man United boss was to look to bring in further signings.