In surprising news, Stan Collymore has said Stan Collymore things about Manchester United.
Writing in his Daily Mirror column, Collymore claimed that Jose Mourinho must send a message to his Manchester United squad.
That message apparently includes letting Marouane Fellaini leave on a free and selling Phil Jones, just as the defender has got fit and back into the team.
‘I’d biff Fellaini off, maybe even on a free, as soon as the transfer window opens next month,’ Collymore wrote.
‘That would be a real statement to the dressing room, telling them Mourinho means business and that he is going to be around for the long haul.
‘I’d then look to ship out the players who don’t have a future at Old Trafford and bring in one, maybe two new signings who are brighter, hungrier, and who fit the United mould.
‘I’d ship out Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin next month as well, if I could.
‘I know a lot of United fans will say Jones has played better in recent weeks, but I just don’t think the lad is their standard.
‘He certainly isn’t going to be part of the core group Mourinho builds his team around.’
Maybe football hipsters need to realise how tough this league is. May not be the best but its the toughest. NOBODY gets it easily.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) December 10, 2016