Jose Mourinho to sell three Manchester United players to raise funds

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has decided to sell three first-team players in order to fund further transfers. 

According to ESPN, the new United boss could be set to axe the trio of Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Marcos Rojo this summer. 

Mourinho, who was named as Louis van Gaal's successor at Old Trafford, looks set to change the dynamic of his side ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. 


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Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly completed a £30 million transfer to the club on Wednesday and it's expected that a number of high-profile players will join him at the club over the course of the summer. 

Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been heavily linked with a move to the Theatre of Dreams, while the likes of Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann have also been mentioned as potential signings. 

Ultimately, though, Mourinho will have to sacrifice certain United players over the coming months. 

The aforementioned Herrera, Mata and Rojo could all be heading out of the club, but should Mourinho offer them a shot in his side next season? 

Let's take a look:


The versatile midfielder has had a topsy-turvy time of it in Manchester; for one reason or another he has failed to truly settle on English soil and still hasn't been able to prove his credentials on a consistent basis. 

But he's very talented and is a fans' favourite at Old Trafford. The United faithful have clearly taken to the Spaniard, but it appears that he has his work cut out to impress Mourinho. 


Ah, you just have to feel sorry Mata. The technically gifted playmaker, who has been starring on the right wing for United, was axed under Mourinho at Chelsea and it appears that the same manager could move him on once again. 

He's clearly not a Mourinho-type player and it's surely unlikely that he will be handed a shot at redemption. 


United defender Rojo just hasn't been able to establish himself as an important member of the side over the course of the last two years. 

The Argentina international has often struggled with injury and, when on the pitch, has made too many mistakes. It's clear for all to see that he needs to move on this summer. 

Manchester United fans: should Mourinho axe all three? Have your say below! 

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