Mourinho discusses United plans for January sales

Date published: Saturday 3rd December 2016 10:44 - Matthew Stead

Jose Mourinho insists he “will not push anyone” out at Manchester United in the upcoming January transfer window.

United are expected to make at least one signing when the winter window opens, with a defender ranking highly on their wishlist.

But the club are also expected to be busy in terms of offloading players, with Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger on the fringes of the squad and linked with exits.

“I will not push anyone because nobody deserves that,” Mourinho said. “The way they work, they don’t deserve that.

“On Wednesday I was in the hotel and my assistants came here to train the group of five who were not selected and stayed here.

“They told me what I expected – amazing effort, amazing commitment, amazing professionalism.

“Depay, Ashley Young, (Marouane) Fellaini – the people (that) stay here were fantastic, so it hurts me not to select them.

“You see that sometimes I do a little bit of rotation. One day I play one, another day I leave one at home, then put one on the bench.

“Nobody deserves to be pushed, for me to say ‘it’s better for you to leave’.

“But I will have to understand that frustration is something that comes to the players now and again in certain moments of their careers and seasons.

“Frustration is something that arrives and we will analyse it if anyone who shows me that frustration has a desire to leave.

“But, for me, it’s very comfortable to have all of them. But it hurts me.”

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