Mourinho To Begin Squad Trimming Following Pogba Capture
Jose Mourinho will now be looking to trim his squad following the imminent arrival of Paul Pogba.
The new Manchester United boss had decided to sign four players this summer, and Mkhitaryan, Bailly, Zlatan, and Pogba have since joined the club, meaning that the boss can now begin trimming down his squad and selling the unnecessary players.
Bastian Schweinsteiger is believed to be on the top of Mourinho’s sell-list, with the Special One even ordering the German to train with the reserves on his birthday. The 32-year-old has caused problems for Mourinho, with the Portuguese manager even being criticized by Bayern Munich’s president over how he treated Bastian.
Another player whose future is unknown at the moment is Juan Mata. The Spanish maestro’s future has been under speculation ever since the arrival of Jose Mourinho – the man that sold him from Chelsea due to his inability to defend.
Speculation hit an all-time high during Manchester United’s FA Community Shield triumph. Mourinho subbed Mata on in the 68th minute, but took the midfielder off again during the last minutes of the match.
The Telegraph report that Jose Mourinho would consider axing the following players: Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Marouane Fellaini, Ashley Young, and also Memphis Depay. All these players haven’t performed to the best of their abilities in recent years, although Daley Blind showed promise during United’s curtain raiser against Leicester City last weekend.
Marouane Fellaini is another player who featured in Manchester United’s win against Leicester City. However, the Belgian was the main reason for Leicester City’s equalizer. Fellaini attempted a back-pass to David De Gea, but executed it poorly, and it was intercepted by Jamie Vardy, who calmly placed the ball past De Gea.
Apart from the older players, a number of younger players are also believed to be on their way out of the club, but these would most probably be on loan deals. These players include James Wilson, Andrea Pereira, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, and Paddy McNair.
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