Jose Mourinho plans to sell high-profile Manchester United stars

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Jose Mourinho will look to trim his current Manchester United squad following the signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus for what is set to be a world-record fee.

The Telegraph are reporting that the new boss at Old Trafford will seek to offload several players as he seeks to integrate his newly acquired spine into the club.

Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are the new breed with which Mourinho will place his trust, with Pogba the final component of what could be a hugely exciting first-team.


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In the wake of these moves, players are expected to file out the exit door with Bastian Schweinsteiger the head of the list of players expected to depart the English giants this summer.

Juan Mata and Daley Blind could also be contenders, especially considering the humiliating substitution suffered by the Spaniard against Leicester in the Community Shield, after coming on as a substitute not long before.

Other first-team names that were not included in the squad at Wembley could also face the cut. Ashley Young, Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian, despite being senior players, have had questions raised over their role in the squad and future at the club.

Elsewhere, in the exodus which could follow Pogba's arrival, several young players are expected to leave on loan, much like Chelsea's youngsters did when Mourinho was in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Paddy McNair, James Wilson and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are just some of the names which could be forced down the loan route for the upcoming season.

The arrival of Pogba was always set to have a huge impression upon United's squad. The returning Frenchman arrives with a mammoth price tag and a huge reputation, one which will send shockwaves through Mourinho's current roster.

The club will, of course, also be eager to perhaps regain some of the cash they have invested in the Juventus midfielder and selling a number of the aforementioned players could generate some revenue.

The likes of Mata, Blind and Depay could all command a hefty transfer fee in the current market and perhaps it is the financial implications which are fuelling Mourinho's planned clear out.

The Portuguese manager has taken this window by the scruff of the neck and it appears that his involvement in the market has only just begun. Well, at least from a selling perspective anyway.

Pogba's arrival is the standout moment so far this summer, shattering British and world transfer records, but it will be interesting to see if he can fulfil expectations.

Sadly, some United players will suffer and now attention will be focused on what players do fall foul to Mourinho's transfer plans.

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