Mourinho’s first casualties: Mata and Blind


The arrival of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United has sparked changes at the theater of dreams as the red devils are all set to sell Daley Blind and Juan Mata and the duo will not be part of Manchester United next season. The pair will be allowed to leave if acceptable bids are made.

Chelsea's José Mourinho

According to sources Juan Mata might be headed to FC Barcelona meanwhile the Dutch Daley Blind is also not part of Jose’s plans as the Portuguese prefers tall and fast central defenders. It must be noted that Blind was critical of the departure of Louis Van Gaal who was replace by the incoming Jose Mourinho.

“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 when quizzed on Van Gaal’s sacking.

“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.”

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