Manchester United stars Adnan Januzaj and Juan Mata are seeking move out from the club, according to The Times.
The report claims that Januzaj feels “humiliated” by manager Jose Mourinho after the latter was demoted to train with Under-21 side and also pushing him towards exit. He is not included in the Red Devils coach’s plan at Old Trafford for the upcoming season.
The Belgium international is set for a transfer to Sunderland on loan this window after the manager dropped him from United’s first team squad and forced him to train with the Under-21s. Mourinho has stripped the 21-year-old winger of club legend Ryan Giggs’ iconic No 11 jersey.
Sunderland are managed by David Moyes and the Scot was in charge during Januzaj’s breakthrough season. He is now the winger to the Stadium of Light on loan until the end of the 2016-17 season.
The Times have also reported that United have indicated that Mata is not up for sale but he is expected to try a move out after being subbed off by Mourinho just after 27 minutes on the middle, in the Community Shield at Wembley against Leicester City. Everton being one of the suitors and their manager Ronald Koeman is looking at the option of signing the Spaniard.
Everton are reportedly pondering over signing Mata with it appearing that the Red Devils attacking midfielder has no future at Old Trafford with the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the rise of the likes of Jesse Lingard.
Should the report be true, Mata, with the history and Januzaj with the current ”humiliation” will probably join the outgoing list of United stars with Bastian Schweinsteiger.
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