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Jose Mourinho to axe Manchester United trio

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Jose Mourinho is close to becoming the next manager of Manchester United and it appears that he's set to make a number of changes in preparation for the 2016/17 campaign. 

The tactically astute 'Special One' will be desperate to once again prove his credentials on English soil and certainly won't be willing to carry any passengers at Old Trafford. 

That's why, then, The Sun have reported that Mourinho has already identified which players will be the first players to leave the club under his regime. 


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Indeed, the report suggests that Bastian Schweinsteiger, Antonio Valencia and Adnan Januzaj will all leave the Theatre of Dreams. 

It's safe to say that all three players have had difficult periods at Old Trafford for different reasons.

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United trio out 

Firstly, there's Schweinsteiger, who only moved to the club from Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich last summer. 

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The Germany international had a debut season to forget as he failed to maintain his fitness and, when fit, struggled to secure a regular place in the starting XI. At 31-years-old, it appears that Mourinho won't hand him a shot at redemption in Manchester. 

Valencia, meanwhile, missed most of the campaign after undergoing surgery on a foot injury but returned to action to help the club lift the FA Cup.

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In fact, the versatile Ecuadorian was arguably one of the club's standout players during the latter stages of the season, but that may not stop Mourinho wielding the axe. 

And then there's Januzaj, who just hasn't been able to kick-on at the club. So much was expected of him when he arrived on the scene under the David Moyes regime, but things just haven't progressed as expected. 


It's clear for all to see that the youngster is in need of regular first-team football and it's unlikely that he will find that at United. 

Jose incoming 

As it stands, though, United fans are patiently waiting for confirmation that the ex-Chelsea man will succeed Louis van Gaal at the helm. 

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The addition of Mourinho represents a risk for the club, but his track record speaks for itself. He may well have underperformed in west London last season, but he clearly has a point to prove. There's no reason why he won't be able to succeed in Manchester. It looks set to be an intriguing campaign for all involved.  

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Wayne Rooney
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