Jose Mourinho discusses Man United’s January transfer plans
Jose Mourinho discusses the potential exits from Manchester United in the January transfer window
Jose Mourinho has insisted that he would not stand in the way of any players who ask to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window.
There have been a number of Red Devils stars who have found their first-team opportunities at Old Trafford severely restricted since Mourinho’s appointment as the club’s new manager back in May.
The likes of Memphis Depay and Bastian Schweinsteiger have been limited to only a handful of appearances under their new boss this season.
Their lack of playing time so far this season is likely to prompt speculation that they could be set to leave Old Trafford in the new year in search of regular first-team football.
And Mourinho has insisted that he would be willing to listen to offers for any players and also that he would take into account the footballers’ views themselves.
Speaking at a news conference before Manchester United’s clash with Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, Mourinho said: “I am always open to listen to offers for every player. More than listen to offers, I am always ready to listen to the players themselves.
“So any player who knocks on my door and is not happy and wants to move, when the offers are correct, I will never stop a player from leaving even if it is to a rival.
“When [Juan] Mata left Chelsea to come to Manchester United [in 2014], in my mentality, [it’s] no problem at all. I am always open.”
Manchester United travel to West Brom in their next Premier League game on Saturday night.