Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly planning to trim his squad after capturing Paul Pogba for a world-record price from Juventus. The United manager has made four signings thus far in the window and knows that he has to trim the squad and remove deadwood to prepare them for the season ahead.
According to The Telegraph, Bastian Schweinsteiger is sure to make his way out of Old Trafford while the likes of Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Juan Mata are also on the list of players who might be on their way out of the club. Matteo Darmian, Ashley Young and Memphis Depay are the other players who might be sacrificed to make room in the squad. Adnan Januzaj also may have his career cut short at United following Mourinho's reshuffle.
United started their season with a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the Community Shield with Jesse Lingard and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring the goals for the Red Devils. Eric Bailly made a good case for himself at the back while Henrikh Mkhitaryan came on in stoppage time to replace Mata, who had only taken the field less than 30 minutes back.
However, Marouane Fellaini, who was culpable for Jamie Vardy's equaliser insists that he is part of Mourinho's long term plans and will not be sold in the summer. The midfielder joined from Everton in 2013 and has been a regular in the squad since his arrival under both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.
"When you play for United you have to have competition," he told MUTV. "Everyone has to fight for his place; I think that's why you give everything on the pitch.
"I think I can help the team, I can contribute, I can do well for this team," said Fellaini, who joined United from Everton in 2013. "I think the manager trusts me. He knows what I can do, he knows my qualities and that is important. I want to give everything for the team.