Jose Mourinho's time as Manchester United manager hasn't exactly gone according to plan so far.
After a decent start that included a Community Shield win and a three-game winning streak to begin the Premier League season, the Red Devils have stuttered to just one win in their last six outings in the league.
And, on the back of his most humiliating defeat to date against Chelsea on Sunday, it appears Mourinho has made his mind up on one expensive flop's future at Old Trafford.
According to a report from The Sun's Daniel Cutts, the Portuguese boss is ready and willing to sell French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, seemingly at the next possible opportunity.
Despite United having struggled to find a winning formula in the centre of midfield since world record signing Paul Pogba arrived, Schneiderlin has been starved of opportunities this season.
Indeed, whilst the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick have all partnered the ex-Juve man in crunch fixtures this year, Schneiderlin has only been wheeled out by Mourinho for cup fixtures against Northampton Town, Feyenoord and Fenerbahce and managed just five minutes of Premier League football.
Now, with Mourinho suddenly starting to feel the pressure, the £24 million signing made by Louis Van Gaal appears set to become the first to pay the price.
"Morgan’s future is very uncertain at the club. He’s barely played a game this season," a source within Old Trafford told The Sun.
“He has played against Fenerbahce and Northampton, but injuries among other things have stopped his progress.
“He’s clearly very talented, but things haven’t really worked out for him since Jose came in.”
Given the issues the players Mourinho does have faith in are going through right now, it wouldn't exactly be a shock to see one player who is being frozen out of the first team be one of the first to be ushered to the exit door by the ex-Chelsea boss.
And, if results don't pick up over the next few months or so, you'd have to think there will be a few more high-profile names joining Schneiderlin on their way out come January.
As for the Frenchman's future, it will be interesting to see whether Arsenal are amongst those who pursue his signature.
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