– Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho is plotting a major clear out of his Old Trafford stars
– Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are also on the list
– Mourinho is reportedly unhappy with the performances of his players
Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho is reportedly unhappy with some of his players and is planning to clear the decks at Old Trafford with up to nine players set to be axed.
United finished sixth in the Premier League last year and are certain to improve on thatb this season as they currently hold second position in the League.
Out of favour Luke Shaw is among the players heading for the Old Trafford exit after his furious bust-up with the Portuguese boss.
The English defender was sent off after 45 minutes against Brighton following his recent request to have a meeting to thrash out his future at United.
United will need to add to their midfield with Michael Carrick retiring, Marouane Fellaini set to leave and Ander Herrera’s future looking uncertain.
The Spanish midfielder is recovering from a hamstring injury but has failed to have the same influence on United that he had last year and is said be on AC Milan’s radar.
Juan Mata has been not been a regular in United’s starting eleven and could fall foul of the Mourinho axe for the second time in England.
Mata was sold to United in 2014 by the Special One when he was in charge at Chelsea.
Chris Smalling and Phil Jones could also be sold as the Portuguese looks to beef up his defence.
Real Madrid star Raphael Varane admitted United are hot on his trail and that could mean trouble for the England internationals.
Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind have hardly featured this term.
Blind has been dropped from the Dutch squad to face England after making just three league starts this season.
Darmian could be used as a makeweight to allow Juventus star Blaise Matuidi to move to England.
Anthony Martial is another player who could be out the door this summer.
The fans’ favourite is struggling to convince Mourinho he has a long-term future at the club with Juventus monitoring his situation closely.
NAIJ.com previously Manchester United players were left stunned and angry after Jose Mourinho’s latest humiliation of the their teammate Luke Shaw.
The English defender was surprisingly hauled off at half-time in the win over Brighton, leaving many United players dumbfounded, in the latest setback to the England international’s Old Trafford career.
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