Man United star tells friends he fears for his future at the club

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With the January transfer window just a month away, there will be some players feeling uncomfortable about their futures.

At Manchester United, manager Jose Mourinho is aware that he has weaknesses to strengthen and players to move on before he can dip into the transfer market.

And it seems that utility man Daley Blind is one of the players most concerned about his future after allegedly telling friends that his days at the club are numbered, but not until next summer, as per the Daily Mirror.

The report states that Mourinho is keen to kick off his rebuilding project in the new year, and Blind fears that he will not survive the manager's cull when it is eventually put into motion.

The Dutchman was one of the first signings made by former boss Louis van Gaal in the summer of 2014 when he joined in a £14million deal from Ajax (via Mirror) and has gone on to make a total of 100 appearances for the club, scoring three times.

However, Mourinho has rumoured to be interested in the likes of Bayern Munich's David Alaba and Southampton centre-back Jose Fonte – two players that occupy positions that Blind features in regularly.

The report also claims that Chris Smalling, Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw are also possible casualties as the club looks to rejuvenate its defence.


The same article also claims that United could look to make a move for Bayer Leverkusen defender Aleksandar Dragovic.

The Austrian international had been on Louis van Gaal's radar back in 2015, and the speculation prompted the player to confess to holding a long standing dream of playing for the Old Trafford club.

And Mourinho is said to have had the £20m-rated stopper scouted during the international break with the view to making a move for his services in the near future.

However, Mourinho may face a battle to sign Dragovic's international teammate David Alaba, as Manchester City' boss Pep Guardiola is also interested.

Guardiola worked with the left-back during his time in charge of Bayern, and may stand a better chance of convincing him to leave the Alianz Arena.

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