Mistakes have to be fixed and broken cogs need to be replaced lest the entire machinery breaks down. It certainly appears that it is this kind of mentality that will govern the transfer choices of Jose Mourinho going into the months to come.
The Man United squad that was touted for great things failed miserably at attaining any silverware this season. Even their bettered second-place finish appears sub-par when compared to the Premier League triumph of bitter rivals Manchester City.
Add to that their recent failure in the FA Cup final, and Mourinho has work at hand. It now seems that the gaffer will take radical measures to alter his squad to winning ways.
While a mass-exodus has been predicted at Old Trafford for quite a while now, The Sun reports that Mourinho has plans of a £100million-plus summer clear-out at the side.
WATCH: 7 Things That Will Happen If Lewandowski Joins Chelsea
Leading the charge-sheet, as expected, is Anthony Martial. The Frenchman appears to be all but done at United, and any sale involving the youngster is believed to bring upwards of £70 million to the Mancunian coffers.
Following in the line of predictability is Luke Shaw, who for much of his career as a Red Devil, has seemed to function on borrowed time.
It is believed that United will not settle for any bid less than £25 million for the 22-year-old, as the club wants the exact amount they paid for the promising youngster when they purchased him from Southampton.
Further, the out-of-favor duo of Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian, despite Mourinho’s claim that they are part of his plans, do seem slated for departure. Both 28-year-olds will likely bring up to £14 million each, with Italians clubs considered to be likely destinations in mind.
All of the cash that is attained is understood to be immediately invested back into the market to bring match-winners to the club, particularly in the midfield region, where Paul Pogba seems overwhelmed.
A smart move by Mourinho, or is this a decision that will spiral into disaster down the line?