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James Wilson not in Mourinho’s plans

Jose Mourinho will reportedly tell James Wilson he is not in his plans for next season and is free to go on loan.

Wilson burst onto the Old Trafford scene scoring 2 goals in a 3-1 win over Hull in 2014 during his full first team debut.

Wilson spent last season on loan at Brighton after ex manager Louis Van Gaal deemed him surplus to requirements as Jose Mourinho seemingly does also.

James Wilson has spent the 2015/16 season on loan at Brighton (Picture: standard.co.uk)
James Wilson has spent the 2015/16 season on loan at Brighton (Picture: standard.co.uk)

During his loan spell at Brighton James Wilson scored 5 goals on the way to The Championship play-offs. However this does not seemed to have convinced “The Special One” of his ability to claim a spot in his United squad. The Sun are reporting that Wilson will have a meeting with Mourinho next week to be told he is not in his plans for the coming season.

James Wilson will not be short of options

The report from The Sun suggests that the rise of Marcus Rashford has had an impact on the development of Wilson. With Rashford now being the hottest youth prospect at United Wilson will seemingly be left in the cold.

Wilson will not be without options for next season with both Aston Villa and Birmingham keen on signing him.

Let us know if you would send Wilson on loan next season or keep him at Old Trafford?

Rodriguez house hunting in Manchester

UPDATE 24/06/2016 21:52 – Manchester United have been given the green light to sign £50m rated James Rodriguez after the unsettled Colombian failed to cement a spot in the starting eleven last season. Rodriguez wants regular first team football and he is more likely to get that at United. It is also understood that he had put his house in Spain up for sale. Read more here.

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James Rodriguez has fuelled speculation of a move to Manchester United after reports have revealed he is house hunting in Manchester.

The Columbian is currently out of favour at Real Madrid under manager Zinedine Zidane and may well look for a move away from Madrid this summer. Spanish newspaper Don Balon are reporting a move to United could be on the cards.

Rodriguez signed for Madrid for £60million from Monaco two years ago after lighting up the World Cup in Brazil. Mourinho may well look to splash some of his £200million transfer war chest on the 24-year-old.

Rodriguez burst onto the scene while playing for Columbia at the 2014 World Cup (Picture: standard.co.uk)
Rodriguez burst onto the scene while playing for Columbia at the 2014 World Cup (Picture: standard.co.uk)

Rodriguez also shares the same agent as Jose Mourinho, Jorge Mendes, who would help facilitate the move to Old Trafford.

Reports suggest that Rodriguez is already house hunting in Manchester and will put his home in Madrid up for rent. With Colombia being knocked out of the Copa America any potential deal can now begin to take place.

Let us know what you think! Would you want Mourinho to sign Rodriguez this summer?

5 Things to know about James Rodriguez

  1. He won the Golden Boot at the 2014 World Cup scoring 6 goals and becoming the first Colombian to do so.
  2. He won the 2012 Portuguese Golden Ball, the award for the best player in the Primeira Liga.
  3. His wife Daniela Ospina is the Sister of Arsenal Goalkeeper David Ospina.
  4. He was named after James Bond even although his name is pronounced “Ha-mez”
  5. He was spotted at just 11 years old before being signed up by Envigado FC.