Jose Mourinho will not be happy with how the match up with Pep Guardiola has gone since they were supposed to come head-to-head in the Premier League. His attempts to change that next season could see up to nine players leave United.
Mourinho and Guardiola took the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona to a whole new visceral level that as neutrals we all loved with Mourinho taking his opponent to the trenches and being part of the reason Pep decided to quit La Liga.
Mourinho will be desperate to change that next season and according to the Mirror up to nine players could leave this summer with Luke Shaw top of the list. Following Shaw are Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian, Marouane Fellaini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with the last two leaving after their contracts run out.
As well as those potential nine names, with some of them more likely than others to be sold, there is also the retirement of Michael Carrick meaning there will be a massive hole in United’s team to fill.
It’s likely that Mourinho will sign two central midfielders this summer whilst full backs and a centre back could also be on his radar but attackers are likely to be out of the question after the recent investment in Alexis Sanchez.
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