Mourinho confirms two more United deals are possible with Sanchez transfer
Jose Mourinho has talked up the chances of there being more departures at Old Trafford along with the arrival of Alexis Sanchez this month.
The Manchester United manager is expected to complete the signing of Sanchez from Arsenal in a much-anticipated January move.
However, the deal to sign the Chile international is very likely to see the Henrikh Mkhitaryan leave the club as well.
“He is our player so I can speak about him. He has a lot to give us. Is he going to be involved in one deal leaving us? It is possible. But it is also possible he stays. But I’m just trying to protect him. The market is open.” said the United boss
And when asked further about the possibility of a swap deal which would involve Sanchez and Mkhitaryan, Mourinho deflected the question to Axel Tuanzebe, who has been linked with a loan move to Aston Villa.
The United manager admitted that he is willing to let the 20-year-old also move out but only on temporary basis.
“I want a squad of 22 players, maybe because I want to make the kid a good player, and I am not giving him [Tuanzebe] the chances I am giving to Scott McTominay because he [Tuanzebe] plays in a position where I have so many players.” added Mourinho
“I am not giving the opportunities to Axel so probably Axel is the only one that I open the door for him to go and play because I believe he is a really good talent and he needs to play.”