Morgan Schneiderlin can leave Manchester United, Jose Mourinho says
Last Updated: 24/12/16 8:28am
Morgan Schneiderlin is available in January for the right price, Jose Mourinho has confirmed.
West Brom this week tabled a bid of £18m for the Manchester United midfielder, according to Sky sources, while Everton are also interested.
And speaking at his pre-Christmas press conference Mourinho made it clear Schneiderlin is expendable.
Asked about the 27-year-old's future he said: "Great professional, fantastic boy, he opened his heart a couple of times.
"My answer is simple: if he's playing regular with me I have the right to say 'no way'. If he's not playing regular I have no right to say to a player 'you are going nowhere'.
"My answer was if the offer is right, and our board thinks that the offer is a good offer in relation to the quality of a very good player like Morgan, I would not stop him going."
Schneiderlin cost United £24m when he arrived from Southampton in 2014 but has featured in just three Premier League games since Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal as manager.
The United boss last week said he was not actively pursuing new signings next month but would be ready to react to any departures.