Jose Mourinho has been widely touted to replace Louis van Gaal as the Manchester United manager at the end of this current campaign, and notoriously famous English outlet Sportsmail reported earlier today that Juan Mata would be shown the door upon the arrival of the Portuguese pragmatist.
The 53-year-old manager reportedly insisted on sanctioning the sale of the former Chelsea playmaker whilst discussing terms with Red Devils executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. As a part of his brutal purge, underperforming Marouane Fellaini would also be axed, according to Neil Ashton’s report.
The former Chelsea gaffer was behind Chelsea’s decision to allow the Spaniard to complete his £37million Manchester United switch in January 2014, despite his heroics in the previous campaign that earned him a PFA TOTY inclusion.
The 27-year-old midfielder, despite his undoubted prowess, has failed to establish himself as an automatic starter in a mediocre United team, and United head honchos would likely not mind offloading him, if it signified the arrival of the two-time Champions League winner. With the non-availability of world-class managers, United will be forced to abandon traditionalist views.
Manchester City have announced that Pep Guardiola will take over their club this summer, and the 20-time English champions should appoint an equally successful manager to deter the potential Bayern Munich-esque domination of the Citizens in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho will ostensibly be handed a sizable warchest to make required adjustments that can make Manchester United a formidable force again, should the rumours come to fruition in the summer.