Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho making plans for January sales

Dec 16, 2017, 13:42
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho making plans for January sales

Jose Mourinho will allow any unhappy fringe player to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window, which will spark speculation over the futures of the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The center back has not played since the November 5 trip to Chelsea in the Premier League after being injured while on global duty with the Ivory Coast.

Speaking to MUTV ahead of Sunday's trip to West Brom, Mourinho said: "He goes to surgery, the decision is made".

"I knew that it was not going to be an easy job", said the former Chelsea and Inter boss, whose United deal runs until the end of next season.

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But in a week in which the behaviour of Manchester City players was in the spotlight after they celebrated wildly at Old Trafford after their derby victory, Mourinho insisted his response was simply an effort to remain on an even keel.

Mourinho revealed after the 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Wednesday night that the injury was more serious than first thought and they were deciding whether he would have to go under the knife.

Mourinho said: "When I went to Real Madrid, they were in a hard moment, no league title or cup, not even a Champions League quarter final for many years". "I think Tony assembled a very good squad, lots of players of experience, physical players adapted to the Premier League with know-how, lots of experience".

It was after that performance that Mourinho criticised Mkhitaryan in a video analysis session at United's Carrington Aon Training Complex, according to ESPN FC. I had that experience before. I like balance. I don't like a circus when you win and you're happy.

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"I don't speak about players, especially players that belong to other clubs - there is no sense", he said.

"I'm not a big defender of the January market but there are players and situations that sometimes you have the chance to do and you shouldn't lose that chance".

"I don't like the January market just to buy, but if you can buy in January a player that you would buy in June or July and you have the chance to get him a few months before, then great".

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