Reports: Five Man Utd Stars Keen To Leave
Reports: Five Manchester United Stars Keen To Leave
Jose Mourinho has largely resisted the urge to sell players of late, but it seems five Manchester United stars are keen to leave the club, and some could even force their exits.
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Adnan Januzaj and Wayne Rooney were the only permanent departures from the club at the beginning of the season, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan left the Red Devils in the January transfer window.
However, Mourinho will need to work hard to prevent more players from departing, according to Manchester Evening News.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has struggled to regain last season's form following a long injury layoff, and though he has reportedly returned to first team training, he is yet to make Mourinho's squad again after his latest injury setback.
Reports suggest that the Swede could still join Los Angeles Galaxy before the new Major League Soccer season starts at the end of March. It seems the 36-year-old will leave Old Trafford either now or at the end of the campaign, when his contract expires.
Daley Blind and Marouane Fellaini's deals are also coming to an end in June, but Mourinho reportedly does not want to see either player leave. While he has publicly put pressure on the Belgian to extend his contract, it has been reported that the Portuguese tactician is reluctant to let Blind leave on a free, despite little involvement this season.
MEN also suggested that United could still take up the option to extend the Dutchman's contract in order to prevent him from departing for nothing. Blind, though, appears resigned to leaving after this season, and could be prepared to force a move.
Another player ready to force his way out could be Matteo Darmian, whose contract only expires in 2019. He appears to be ready to call it quits on his United career and leave after the current campaign, with his wife recently posting a cryptic Instagram post with a countdown to the date of United's final Premier League game this season, amid reports suggesting Darmian wants to return to Torino.
Michael Carrick is another who will not be part of Mourinho's team next season, although he will join the club's backroom staff after his imminent retirement, according to the Portuguese boss.
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