Daley Blind Bastian Schweinsteiger Manchester United
Daley Blind and Bastian Schweinsteiger face uncertain futures at Manchester United. Pictured: Blind and Schweinsteiger react after the Premier League match against Arsenal, Oct.4 2015Reuters

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly have already been brought in by Jose Mourinho, with Paul Pogba tipped to be Manchester United's next major signing, but the Portuguese is also planning on letting go of a few high-profile players as he moulds his squad ahead of the new season.

With the English Premier League set to begin in little over a month, Mourinho will be keen to get his final squad ironed out and ready to go, and while most of the talk has been about who will/has come in at Manchester United, it looks like there might be a few players facing the chop as well.

According to the Daily Record, Mourinho will listen to offers for Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Juan Mata. Three of those four players were brought in by Louis Van Gaal, but Mourinho does not believe they fit in with his tactical mantra, and, therefore, they will be put up for sale.

With Bailly being bought from Villarreal for around £25million, Mourinho does have the option of selling a centre-back, and one of the things that stood out in the Portuguese's first press conference was that he is not a big fan of versatile players, and would prefer to have experts for each position.

"I am more a manager that likes specialists rather than multi-functional players because I am clear in my approach," Mourinho told reporters last week during his official unveiling as Manchester United manager. "Multi-functional players – you need one or two if you have three central defenders injured. But, basically, I want specialists."

What Blind's best position is, is still up for debate, with the former Ajax man playing as a centre-back, a left-back and a holding midfielder. Blind signed for Manchester United thinking he will be played in midfield, but most of his better performances have come at the back.

With Marcos Rojo being another player who can play as a fullback or a central defender, Mourinho probably feels the need for the Argentine to move on.

Schweinsteiger was the specialist in his midfield position, but injuries and time have seemingly caught up with the Germany international and with a high-profile central midfielder thought to be one of Mourinho's priorities – France starts Pogba and Blaise Matuidi have been heavily linked with moves -- the former Bayern Munich player, who is set to get married to tennis star Ana Ivanovic, might be forced to look elsewhere to continue his career.

Mata is the most obvious of the four candidates, since Mourinho sold the Spain international to Manchester United when he was the manager at Chelsea. Mourinho clearly does not think Mata fits into his system, and out of the four, he is certainly the most likely to leave by the end of the summer transfer window.

Also read