Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he would consider selling players in January if the price is right. Players like Marouane Fellaini, who has only six months left on his contract and is averse to signing a new deal, are the ones most likely to get the cull in the upcoming transfer window.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is another prime candidate to get his marching orders after falling out of favour with the manager. The Armenian has been left out of United's 18-man squad for seven of their last eight matches, with his only recent outing coming as a substitute against Brighton on 25 November.
Mourinho's recent comments suggest that he will not be averse to let the player go if he is unhappy and may ask him to help complete a move out of Old Trafford. A few departures will also make room for potential arrivals, as the Red Devils look to close the gap on Manchester City.
"For the right price, that is my approach as a manager in case the club advise. Every player has a price," Mourinho said, as quoted by Sky Sports, ahead of Sunday's match against West Brom, fuelling rumours of a busy transfer window.
"If a player is not happy and if a player brings with him a request with the number that we consider is a good number it happened with Memphis (Depay) and Morgan (Schneiderlin), I would never say no."
Jesse Lingard is the player who has made the most out of the Armenian's misery, starring in recent wins over Arsenal and also grabbed eyeballs despite a putrid display against City. The likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata have also been preferred over the Armenian in the forward line.
With so many options at his disposal, Mourinho admits there is simply no room for Mkhitaryan at the moment, with his other options simply doing more to demand a squad role.
"I had [Ander] Herrera as a midfield player, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] as a striker and Marcus as a second striker and winger. I played Martial, Mata and Lingard in the team. To have Micki means that I don't have one of them and, in this moment, I believe the other ones they deserve [the chance to play]," Mourinho said in a press conference.