Jose Mourinho has revealed Manchester United continue to await suitable offers for Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin.
Both players arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2015 under the stewardship of Louis van Gaal, who spent a reported £25million of his budget to lure compatriot Depay from PSV Eindhoven and around £24million on Southampton’s Schneiderlin.
Dutch winger Depay played 45 times in all competitions during his debut season, but only rarely showed glimpses of the undoubted talent which saw him score 22 league goals his last season in Holland. This term, he has played just seven times.
France star Schneiderlin was expected to bring some calm and assurance to the Reds midfield, but he too struggled to make an impact during his debut season in Manchester. This season, he has featured eight times in all competitions.
Everton have expressed an interest in both players, but have yet to make their move during the January window. And whilst West Bromwich Albion have had an offer rejected for Schneiderlin, Mourinho admits both players are up for sale.
“Their situation is exactly the same, both of them,” said the United boss. “I will allow them to leave the club if the right offer comes. I don’t think about them as options in this moment. We don’t have any offer that is close to the quality that they have.”
Schneiderlin, 27, has also been linked with a return to France, where he previously played for Strasbourg, with Marseille showing an interest. And Depay, 22, is thought to be a possibility for Milan if the Italian giants fail to land their main targets.