Jose Mourinho confirms Manchester United midfielder has asked to leave Old Trafford

Manchester United Football Club have a supremely talented squad at the moment, with the likes of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic adding to that over the summer. That has meant some players haven’t been playing as regularly as they’d like, which obviously leads to unhappiness.

One player who hasn’t even been included in the match-day squads recently is midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. Now, Jose Mourinho has all but confirmed that the 27-year-old Frenchman wants to depart from Old Trafford.

In the press conference today, Jose was asked whether Morgan Schneiderlin has asked to leave Manchester United.

“Yes,” he said. “He’s a great professional, a fantastic boy. He’s very honest and very open.” ManUtd.com quote the manager as saying.

“To be honest, he opened his heart a couple of times, and my answer is simple; if he’s playing regularly with me, I have the right to say ‘no way’. If he’s not playing regularly, I have no right to tell a player who wants to be happy, I have no right to say ‘you are going nowhere’.”

“My answer was: if the offer is right, and our board thinks the offer is a good offer in relation to the quality of a very good player like Morgan, then I would not stop him going.”

At the end of the day, Morgan Schneiderlin is a fantastic player and we’ve seen that on display multiple times when he was at Southampton. However, it just hasn’t worked out for him here at the Theatre of Dreams for one reason or another.

In my opinion, it makes sense to let him leave the club in the January transfer window because him rotting on the bench is no good to anybody. I’ve no doubts that United will be approached by several clubs because that’s just how good I believe he is.

Now, it’s just a waiting game and Manchester United and the board have to wait until the right offer comes in.

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