The news of Jose Mourinho being appointed as Manchester United manager might have excited the entire fan following, but now, according to the Skysports reports, Juan Mata and Daley Blind will be allowed to leave the Old Trafford side in the coming transfer window.
Jose Mourinho joined Manchester United last week, and is al set to transform the club once again. Skysports believes that neither Juan Mata or Daley Blind will fit the bill of Jose Mourinho, and the Portuguese manager will not hesitate to let the players leave.
Mourinho allowed Mata to leave Chelsea for Manchester United in January 2014 for a fee of £33.5m, despite the Spaniard being named Chelsea’s Player Of The Season six months earlier. On the other hand, Daley Blind, who was signed by Louis van Gaal in 2014 for a fee of £14m is not the player Mourinho is looking for. Mourinho is renowned for his defensive tactics, and thus, he always carries a tough center back such as Kurt Zouma and Raphael Varane at Chelsea and Real Madrid respectively.
The Dutchman was not very happy after Louis van Gaal was sacked and claimed Van Gaal should have been given more time in charge.
“I always worked well with him and would have been keen that the co-operation lasted longer,” Blind told reporters at the Netherlands’ training camp in Portugal.
“Over the last six months he has not been treated fairly. I think a manager like Louis van Gaal, who has achieved so much already, deserved more respect.
“Even though there was so much being written about him losing his job over the last months, he always looked to protect and shelter us. It is not easy for a coach if you are repeatedly being fired in the newspapers.”