Jose Mourinho ready to sell pair to fund Man United signing – report

The Manchester United manager wants to offload Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo, according to a report

Man United star Eric Bailly Photo: Eric Bailly / Instagram

Manchester United are ready to offload Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo to help fund a move for a new defender, according to a report in England.

The Daily Telegraph, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that the Red Devils are prepared to sell Bailly and Rojo to help Jose Mourinho generate funds to sign a new centre-half.

The same article states that the Manchester United manager was eager to make a summer signing that could strengthen his options in central defence ahead of the new Premier League season.

According to the same story, the Portuguese head coach hasn’t given up on a potential recruit in a problem area for Manchester United.

The Sun goes on to suggest that Inter Milan’s ball-playing defender Milan Skriniar and Tottenham Hotspur centre-half Toby Alderweireld are two targets for the 20-time English champions.

Manchester United have conceded a worrying 21 goals in 12 games in the Premier League this season, which is the fifth worse defensive record in the English top flight.

Remarkably, only Cardiff City, Fulham, Huddersfield Town and Burnley have conceded more goals than Mourinho’s side in the Premier League this term.

Bailly hasn’t featured for Manchester United in the Premier League since a 3-2 victory over Newcastle United at Old Trafford last month.

The Ivory Coast international lasted 19 minutes before Bailly was hauled off with the scoreline at 2-0 after a disastrous start.

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo hasn’t made an appearance in the Premier League in the current campaign after recovering from an injury.

Mourinho appears to have settled on Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling as his first-choice centre-half partnership.

The Portuguese head coach has spent £80m on defenders since taking over the reins of Manchester United in 2016.

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