Jose Mourinho has assessed his talent, knows his starting attackers, and is ready to offload four Manchester United players.
That’s all in a report from Duncan Castles on The Daily Record.
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From the Daily Record:
When arriving at his previous clubs Mourinho has always attempted to minimise squad turnover in his first summer, preferring to back his training methods and man management to rehabilitate players who supporters would happily have seen depart.
In such disrepair is United’s squad following Louis Van Gaal‘s scatter-gun spending and confidence killing coaching, there is an acceptance that Mourinho will have to move more footballers than usual.
Castles seems to conclude that Paul Pogba arriving at Old Trafford is a foregone conclusion, and that Marouane Fellaini will survive the axe.
Two of the sale items aren’t surprises: Rojo doesn’t seem like a fit for a Mourinho system, and Schweinsteiger wouldn’t necessarily play a role at this stage in his career. Blind isn’t a major shock, but does seem a player that could fit with Mourinho. Mata probably doesn’t want to stay, given his relationship with The Special One.
Mata and Schweinsteiger could return to their home countries, though there should be demand for Mata in England (perhaps even across town in Manchester?).