EPL : Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini could be sold should Jose Mourinho take over

EPL : Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini could be sold should Jose Mourinho take over

Juan Mata and Maroune Fellaini are said to be topping the list of players who can be offloaded should Jose Mourinho take over from Louis Van Gaal.


The Portuguese coach is understood to be in talks with the club officials, with reports suggesting that the deal has been “agreed in principle” between the two parties.

Reports also suggest that Mourinho has already told Man United’s executive vice chairman that he intends to sell Juan Mata and Maroune Fellaini.

Jose Mourinho deemed the Spanish international a surplus to requirement at Chelsea and cut a frustrated figure while under the Portuguese coach’s management at Stamford bridge, that resulted in the Spaniard being sold to Manchester United for $37Million in January 2014.

A couple of players could make way should the special one take over are Juan Mata, Maroune Fellaini, Memphis Depay,  David De Gea, Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo and Antonio Valencia.

Juan Mata

The history between the two is well known and documented. Jose was instrumental in Mata’s move to Manchester United after he deemed him surplus to requirement. Juan Mata doesn’t do the dirty defensive work that The special one requires from his players.

Maroune Fellaini

Since his move from Everton during David Moyes’ days he has being a divisive figure.  The Belgian has come to define the malaise of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson years at Old Trafford.

Memphis Depay

Much was expected from the youngster upon his arrival last summer but he hasn’t delivered as yet. Many has questioned the effort he gives during the game and questioned if he was worth all the money paid for him $25million. Jose is know to want his players to give their all and work hard so that could rule Depay out.

David De Gea

No doubt he is one of the best and consistent players in the current squad. Jose would definitely love to keep him longer but Real Madrid are looking to bring him home the next transfer window.

Michael Carrick

Age has caught up with him, although he is capable of recycling possession and starting attacks from the back that is not Jose’s cup of coffee. The special one could force him to follow John Terry.

Marcos Rojo

No doubt on a day he can give the best performance but the fact that he is prone to over react and let blood to rush to his head, he could not be relayed on in difficult times. He is prone to getting cautioned or send off

Antonio Valencia

The foot injury that the Ecuadorian suffered in October has put him out of contention. He performed well at the start of the season at full back. He has two year left on his contract and the fact that he is versatile could save him but based that he is good as gone.