Pundit tells Jose Mourinho to sell these five Man United players in January
Stan Collymore believes that Manchester United need to sell as many as five players next month
Stan Collymore has suggested that Manchester United need to sell as many as five players in the January transfer window as Jose Mourinho considers additions to his squad.
The Red Devils have made a stuttering start to life under their new boss following his appointment as the club’s new manager back in May.
United have failed to find consistent form in the Premier League and face an uphill task in trying to haul themselves back into the race for a top-four finish.
Mourinho has thus far only had the summer transfer window to tinker with his squad, and former Liverpool man Collymore feels that the Red Devils need to move a number of players on before bringing in some new faces in the new year.
Speaking to The Daily Mirror, Collymore said: “I’d biff the Belgian [Fellaini] off, maybe even on a free, as soon as the transfer window opens next month.
“That would be a real statement to the dressing room, telling them Mourinho means business and that he is going to be around for the long haul.
“I’d then look to ship out the players who don’t have a future at Old Trafford and bring in one, maybe two new signings who are brighter, hungrier, and who fit the United mould.
“I’d ship out Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin next month as well, if I could.
“I know a lot of United fans will say Jones has played better in recent weeks, but I just don’t think the lad is their standard.
“He certainly isn’t going to be part of the core group Mourinho builds his team around.”
Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup last season under Louis van Gaal, before Mourinho was brought in as the club’s new boss.