Jose Mourinho’s to-do list: Get rid of these five Manchester United players

first_img 5 5 Jose Mourinho has been officially confirmed as Manchester United boss and now his work is really about to start.The Portuguese probably started sorting out who he wants to stay and who he will be getting rid of for months, having reportedly had an agreement in place as far back as March.There are many players in the United squad who look like deadwood and will need to be shipped out over the summer, while the others, such as Juan Mata, will need to prove they can fit into Mourinho’s system.So as the Mourinho revolution begins, talkSPORT looks at five players who need to be cut loose.Click the arrow above, right, to see the who should be on their way out of Old Trafford. 5 Marcos Rojo – click the arrow, right, to see who else’s place in the squad is in danger – Mourinho is keen to bring in a partner for Chris Smalling, so the Argentine will be short of minutes and likely to leave. Rojo has proven this season that he is neither a Premier League centre back nor a left back and therefore has no place in the squad. 5 Bastian Schweinsteiger – The German seemed like a bargain when he was signed last summer but after making only 13 Premier League starts this season and picking up a series of injuries, it looks like his best days are behind him. Even when he has been fit he has struggled to grasp the pace and physicality of the league. Marouane Fellaini – Fellaini is the poster-boy for the last three seasons at Old Trafford and although he has done well in his last few games and contributed some important goals, he is not mobile enough to fit into Mourinho’s plans. He is also a walking red card most games with his overenthusiastic use of his elbows. Phil Jones – Once touted as having the credentials to become Manchester United’s greatest ever player by Sir Alex Ferguson, Jones’ career has stalled. Injuries have ravaged him and your heart is in your mouth every time he comes near the ball. Mourinho likes steady, reliable, no nonsense centre halves and Jones is not that. Ashley Young – Young has been the main victim of Louis van Gaal’s positional lottery having played in six different positions this season. Mourinho could choose to keep the 30-year-old to play in the Europa League while he focuses on the Premier League but Young could well be deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. 5last_img read more