Man United willing to keep outcast at clubPublished January 09, 2017
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has said he would be willing to consider keeping Memphis Depay at the club.
The winger had been on the verge of an exit from the club, with Mourinho looking to clean out a squad that he still sees as needing an overhaul.
The former Chelsea boss has only been at the club a matter of months, and there has of course been a European tournament in that time to boot, and while he was initially willing to give the Dutchman a chance, a lack of playing time made Mourinho and Memphis reconsider.
Mourinho said: “We are waiting for something that a couple of weeks ago looked like 100 percent and at the moment looks like zero percent because we don’t have any offer that is close to the quality for the players we have.”
Now however, it seems that Mourinho is willing to allow the player to remain at Old Trafford until the summer should no suitable offers come in for him.
One thing is clear – Depay does not have a future at United, but the club will not force him out of the door if the latest information from sources close to Old Trafford are to be believed.
That is not the case for Morgan Schneiderlin, who has been told to agree terms with Everton should the club meet United’s £20 million valuation for him, and settle in at a new club before the January transfer window slams shut.
United meanwhile are on a run of eight straight wins, their best in eight years, and will look to beating Hull in the League Cup semi-final first leg in order to get one step closer to the first final of Mourinho’s time at the club.