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Manchester United Have Identified Wayne Rooney’s Replacement And Will Make January Move [Report]

Wayne Rooney’s place in Manchester United’s starting XI has come under question.

Despite the season may only being a few weeks old, questions are already being asked of Manchester United and their squad.

Three consecutive defeats have raised the prospect of Jose Mourinho making a number of changes as he attempts to keep United from falling behind their title rivals during the early stages of the season.

However, despite spending a little over £157 million during the summer transfer window, Manchester United still look unbalanced, particularly in midfield.

This has given rise to calls for Mourinho to drop Wayne Rooney, in favour of someone like Michael Carrick.

Northampton Town v Manchester United - EFL Cup Third Round
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Nevertheless, the 35 year-old only represents a short term fix for United, and so it is looking increasingly likely that the Portuguese manager will engage in more transfer activity in January.

Any such activity would surely spell the beginning of the end for Rooney, particularly as Mourinho is apparently targeting Real Madrid’s Isco.

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 04: Isco of Real Madrid CF on the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 4, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
(Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

According to Spanish publication AS, the midfielder has become available after falling down the pecking order at the Bernabéu.

However United could face competition from AC Milan for the talented playmaker, but any such move would be welcome by United fans given their team’s lack of creativity in midfield.

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