Jose Mourinho ready to axe nine Man United players this summer – report

Bastian Schweinsteiger is one of nine players facing the axe under Manchester United, according to reports in the British media

Jose Mourinho is ready to get rid of nine Manchester United players in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mail are claiming that the biggest casualty is set to be Germany’s World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger less than 12 months after the 31-year-old midfielder moved to United in a £6.7m deal from Bayern Munich.

The same story claims that youngsters Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Timothy Fosu-Mensah were among nine players who trained with United’s Under-21 side after being told that their surplus to requirements at Old Trafford this season.

Mourinho was appointed as Louis van Gaal’s successor earlier this summer after United finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season and outside of the Champions League qualification spots.

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The new United manager has signed Villarreal defender Eric Bailly, Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the summer transfer window so far.

The 20-time English champions lost 4-1 to the Bundesliga runners-up in their most-recent pre-season friendly.

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