It’s still not clear if Manchester United boss needs to sell players before he can bring anyone in, but it does seem like next month could see more outgoings than new arrivals at Old Trafford.
The line-up is bloated as David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho seemed to bring in their own players, so it means there are a few players who are probably on the big money that doesn’t get anywhere near the first team.
Nemanja Matic was a surprise starter versus Burnley recently, but his future at Old Trafford looks to be in doubt. Some of his recent comments to Telegraf were announced by Football Espana , and it does suggest he could be out the door.
Nemanja Matic said: “I don’t know what to say. I have a contract for another six months, we’ll see in January what’s going to happen. Will I extend the contract or try to find something else?”
He went on to reply: “United have some option to extend my contract, but we will see if the plans of the club match my plans. I couldn’t say anything more because I don’t really know either.”
The report also shows that Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan have been interested in the signing of Serbian in recent weeks, while it might not be a big shock if Jose Mourinho showed some interest in bringing one of his most advanced players to Spurs.
Scott McTominay’s injury might open up a spot in the first team, but Fred has excelled lately, and the returning Paul Pogba seems more likely to partner him that Nemanja Matic in the next few matches. There’s no sign of any real bids coming in yet, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him leave next month.