Report: Mourinho plans to sell these three Manchester United players

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gestures to Porto fans as they chant his name

What does Jose Mourinho have planned for Manchester United's current squad?

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gestures to Porto fans as they chant his nameChelsea manager Jose Mourinho gestures to Porto fans as they chant his name

Jose Mourinho's appointment as Manchester United manager is close, with The BBC reporting talks are ongoing.

He is believed to be already formulating plans, and that involves outgoings as well as incomings.

The Sun report Mourinho wants to sell three players, Adnan Januzaj, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Antonio Valencia. While there could be further sales, these are the trio in the early firing line.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha in action with Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Antonio ValenciaCrystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha in action with Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Antonio Valencia

Antonio Valencia was the only one of the trio to start the FA Cup final, filling in at right-back as he did regularly under Louis van Gaal.

While not ideal in the position, he is a useful option to have in the squad, capable of playing in both defence and midfield and has been at United since Cristiano Ronaldo left in 2009.

Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick during trainingManchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick during training

Schweinsteiger's exit would not be a total shock, with the German failing to make a consistent impact and struggling for fitness throughout the campaign.

He has great experience as a Champions League winner with Bayern Munich and multiple time Bundesliga winner, and may feel he wants to stick around to try and prove himself at Old Trafford.

Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj in action with Club Brugge's Dion CoolsManchester United's Adnan Januzaj in action with Club Brugge's Dion Cools

Januzaj's promise faded under Louis van Gaal's management, and Mourinho's track record of bringing on young players does not bode well.

He remains a player with real potential, and Mourinho may look to simply cash in on this and cut him loose to try and kick on elsewhere.

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