7 players who may be booted out of Man United if Jose Mourinho takes over

7 players who may be booted out of Man United if Jose Mourinho takes over

There could be an era of the Special One 2.0 at Manchester United if the latest reports are to be believed.

Jose Mourinho ended Man United's trophy drought after Sir Alex Ferguson retired, winning the Europa League in 2017.

He made an impact as the club's manager until the infamous third-season syndrome struck Mourinho. He was sacked in December 2018 but he's now being primed for a return.

If he does somehow return in a Sir Jim Ratcliffe-led era, Tribuna.com takes a look at some players who may receive the boot.

Shaw had his fair share of troubles with Mourinho, who never believed in the defender's abilities.

The duo even had a public fall-out after the former boss made some body-shaming comments following Luke's weight gain.

Shaw was close to quitting Man United but stayed on once Jose left. Since then, he's established himself at club and international level. Despite that, it's likely their past issues have not been resolved entirely.

Although Rashford had just burst onto the scene as an Academy gem, he still had his issues with Mourinho.

Marcus has admitted to facing a 'tough' time under the Portuguese boss. And now, with all of his disciplinary issues, it's tough to see Mourinho tolerating any of it.

With just four goals to his name all season so far, Rashford's future is highly uncertain regardless of whether Jose takes over.

Antony got his first goal of the season against Newport County, having endured a miserable time in 2023/24 so far.

With all of his tricks and flicks, Antony often has little to show for in terms of producing numbers.

A certain Paul Pogba faced a similar situation under Jose - he arrived for a record fee and then played what was branded 'YouTube football'. That's essentially the kind of football that gets views on YouTube compilations.

Antony is kind of similar and has a flaring temper to go. That won't sit well with Mourinho.

For a manager who likes to park the bus, it's essential to have a solid goalkeeper. Jose had David De Gea the last time around but now, Onana faces the daunting task of filling the Spaniard's boots.

Onana has fallen out twice with the Cameroon Football Federation due to lack of game time and alleged disrespect. He also struggles to keep clean sheets, meaning he won't fit Mourinho's requirements.

Mourinho has famously remarked that Lindelof lacks aerial awareness. Few could argue that the Swedish defender has overstayed his welcome at Man United.

Moreover, Mourinho would now have the services of Raphael Varane, whom he handed his debut at Real Madrid. The duo face quite the reunion, which potentially spells trouble for Lindelof.

Martial struggled under Jose then and there is absolutely no doubt he will face a similar situation once again.

The Frenchman has scored just twice all season and has drastically deteriorated - if that's even possible. Injuries and lack of form have led to inconsistency over the years, maybe to the point of no return.

Regardless of whether or not Jose comes back, Martial is likely to leave as a free agent once his contract runs out this summer.

Jose will be reunited with another favourite, Diogo Dalot, whom he hailed as the 'best defender' in his age group when he signed him for Man United.

Since then, Dalot struggled only under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer; he's fit himself into the plans of all other managers almost like a chameleon.

Dalot has improved massively in all aspects of the game, even adding a goal or two over the years. There's no doubt he will be Jose's preferred choice at right-back.

AuthorMeghna @ 1819SourceTribuna.com