While Manchester United have been ruthlessly efficient in regards to bringing players into the club, they have still not sold a single first team player.
Victor Valdes and Nick Powell were released but we are still awaiting the first confirmed exit from the senior squad. Today they have announced their official pre-season tour squad with some notable absentees.
Are the players left behind set to be sold?
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 19, 2016
Guillermo Varela, Tyler Blackett and James Wilson have all been overlooked for the 25-man list, almost certainly heralding their impending departure.
The former two’s fate was already known following Sky Sports’ claims that Mourinho wasn’t a fan but Wilson’s possible exit is far more unexpected. He had started Mourinho’s opening game against Wigan on Saturday and showed flashes of his much-talked-of potential.
While Morgan Scheiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger may yet leave the club, their absence is surely due to their prolonged participation at Euro 2016 rather than a summer switch. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also nowhere to be seen, the new signing must be getting special privileges considering his Swedish side were knocked out almost a month ago.