Manchester United will be open to offers for the likes of Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian, and Luke Shaw in the upcoming winter transfer window, as per reports.
Jose Mourinho has been in the hunt for specialists in every position since his arrival at the Old Trafford outfit in 2016. And while he has successfully strengthened most positions, the full-back spots have remained worrisome for the ex-Chelsea boss.
At present, wingers-turned-defenders Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young appear to be the primary candidates for the right-back and the left-back spots respectively.
However, with both veterans being 32 years old, and more skilled when attacking than defending, the Portuguese is believed to be on the lookout for new long-term reinforcements.
Before bringing in new full-backs, though, Mourinho first intends to sell some of his current players to lighten the wage bill. Therefore, as per The Telegraph, the tactician has added the three aforementioned defenders to the transfer list.
All three players, who were signed by former United boss Louis van Gaal, have failed to establish a guaranteed starting spot since their move to the Theatre of Dreams.
Blind was used as a makeshift defensive midfielder, left-back, and centre-back by the Dutch manager, whereas Mourinho has only used him on the left side of his back line. Darmian, on the other hand, has featured on both wings in defence.
Meanwhile, Shaw initially appeared set to make the LB spot his own,…