Manchester United are reportedly prepared to listen to offers for Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin in January
Daily Mail suggest that Manchester United duo, Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin are likely to depart Old Trafford in the January transfer window. Jose Mourinho is reportedly open to the idea of selling the beleaguered duo and is willing to listen to offers for the two when the transfer window reopens in January.
Memphis Depay arrived at Manchester United with high hopes in a £25m transfer from PSV but has failed to exude form and confidence on a consistent basis. The departure of Louis Van Gaal, the man who brought Depay over to Old Trafford and the subsequent appointment of Jose Mourinho has pushed him further down the pecking order.
Morgan Schneiderlin also arrived at the club under the tenure of Louis Van Gaal for the same fee of £25m from Southampton. The 27-year-old was a mainstay in the starting eleven for the Red Devils in his debut season but, like Depay, Schneiderlin has also seen his game time largely restricted under Jose Mourinho.
Both Depay and Schneiderlin have been linked with an exit from the club in the recent past. While Memphis Depay has potential suitors in Roma, Everton, Juventus and more, Schneiderlin have the likes of AC Milan, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Everton and many other clubs vying for his signature.
And, Jose Mourinho’s decision to leave Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin out of the traveling squad to face Crystal Palace may just prove to be the tipping point that forces Depay and Schneiderlin to look for a move away from Old Trafford.
The duo cost a whopping £50m combined in transfer fee and Manchester United are likely to want to recoup most, if not the entirety, of their investment to bring the duo to the club in the first place. Mourinho has told that he shall not stand in the way of any of the squad players if they wish to leave.
He said, “Any player who knocks on my door and is not happy and wants to move, when the offers are correct, I will never stop a player from leaving, even if it is to a rival.”
It would be interesting to see where the duo end up in January, but, given the current squad status of the two, their departure, permanent or otherwise, seems more certain than not.