Manchester United

2 players who could follow Juan Mata out of Old Trafford in January

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Marouane Fellaini

The Belgian giant has been one of the most frustrating signings for the Red Devils. After joining from fellow Premier League side Everton, Marouane Fellaini hasn’t enjoyed the best of times with the club in what has been a love-hate relationship with the fans.

In what is his fifth season with the club, he’s only managed 96 appearances. The majority of these have been configured in his early days under previous managers, such as his father like figure David Moyes.

But as reality hits back, Mourinho opts to drop the midfielder to the bench as some unneeded negatives creep into his game. Inconsistency and aggressive traits to be precise, the flying elbow has been brought into fashion with flashes of red being seen at times from the Belgian.

So for an unreliable player like Fellaini, the exit door seems the best option while United make space for potential arrivals.

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