Jose Mourinho will listen to offers for Manchester United pair Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay during the January transfer window.
Signed by Louis van Gaal in 2015 for combined fees of over £50m, both Scheiderlin and Depay have failed to live up to expectations at Old Trafford. Despite garnering a reputation as one of the Premier League's most reliable midfielders while at Southampton, France international Schneiderlin has failed to hold down a first-team role.
Depay meanwhile enjoyed a bright start to his spell at the club and provided flashes of brilliance in European games against smaller opposition, but struggled to find any consistency since leaving PSV Eindhoven.
Under Mourinho, their woes have worsened. The former Southampton midfielder has managed just 11 minutes of Premier League football this term, with Depay managing just 20.
Both players were not included in the travelling squad for United's crucial Europa League group match with Zorya Luhansk last Thursday (8 December) and also failed to make the bench against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
With Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini all selected ahead of him this season, Schneiderlin is the club's fifth-choice midfielder – sixth including Bastian Schweinsteiger who was recently recalled to the first-team.
With Everton interested in the midfielder and Depay, Mourinho has seemingly opened the door for both players to leave next month.
"I am always open to listen to offers for every player," the United boss said, ESPN report. "But more than listen to offers. I am always ready to listen to the players themselves.
"So 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. When Juan Mata left Chelsea to come to Manchester United, no problem at all. In my mentality, no problem at all. I am always open."
Schweinsteiger meanwhile looks likely to have a future at the club beyond January despite all signs suggesting otherwise just a few months ago.
The former Germany international was exiled to the reserves following Mourinho's arrival at the club last summer and was left out of the club's Europa League squad. The midfielder was also written off as an asset in the club's accounts released in September, seemingly ending any hope of the former Germany international playing for the club again.
But having returned to first-team training in October, the 32-year-old made his first appearance of the season EFL Cup quarter-final tie against West Ham United, coming off the bench with four minutes of the match remaining to a huge ovation around Old Trafford.
When asked if he expects Schweinsteiger to stay, Mourinho said: "I do. Unless again, the player knocks on our door with a future that he wants to grab with both hands. Then I never stop players doing what they want if, I repeat, the conditions are right for the club."