Jose Mourinho admits Ashley Young could leave Manchester United
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 29/01/17 9:37pm
Ashley Young could leave Manchester United before Tuesday's transfer deadline, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed.
The 31-year-old winger has struggled to establish himself in Mourinho's first team this season, but the Portuguese insists he will not be happy if he leaves.
Sky sources reported this month that Young is considering offers from the Premier League and interest from Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng.
After Young was an unused substitute in the 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round win over Wigan, Mourinho said: "The only player that I am aware of a possibility to leave is Ashley Young - a player I would love to keep.
"I am waiting for January 31 to know what is going on. I am not happy if he leaves, but he is the only player that I am informed has a possibility of leaving.
"That is why he didn't play and I gave chances to other people, because I don't know if he is going to stay. If I could choose, definitely yes he would stay with us."
Mourinho also confirmed Bastian Schweinsteiger will stay at United, and refused to answer questions about Wayne Rooney's reported interest from China.