Mourinho is certainly no stranger to banishing players that he doesn’t fit in his plans – see Bastian Schweinsteiger for the most recent example of that.
And, as well as Schweinsteiger, it seems Mourinho has seen enough of another two players to decide that they don’t warrant a place in his squad in the future.
That’s because, according to the Daily Mail, he is considering selling both Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian in January.
Their report claims that Mourinho doesn’t think the two defenders have a future at the club and he will seek potential suitors when the transfer window re-opens.
Selling Rojo could leave Mourinho short in central defence with the Argentine deputising in that position after injuries to Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly. The Argentine has played seven times in all competitions and started against Manchester City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.
Despite the Mail claiming that Mourinho wants to see the back of Rojo, he sang his praises for his performance during the 1-0 win.
“We are used to playing with Bailly and Smalling but we have lost both to injury,” Mourinho explained to MUTV after the game.
“We had to play with two left-footed central defenders and Marcos had not played for a while, but he played phenomenally.”
However, it’s been a tough start to the campaign for Italian right-back Darmian. Mourinho has preferred Antonio Valencia in the right-back position with Darmian rarely getting a game this season.