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Ritesh Gogineni
Editor/Founder of The False 9. Inverted Wingers,Carilleros,Cattenacio,Double Pivots,Medianos,Mezzalas and of course The False Nines we have got it all here for the tactic-crazy football fan!

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4 Van Gaal signings Mourinho will immediately sell when he becomes Man United manager

Jose Mourinho currently is the odds on favorite to replace Van Gaal at Manchester United. United have got their past two managerial appointments wrong but also they have got a lot of transfers wrong. The incoming manager will have to clear out a lot of deadwood before he can bring in his own players. If Mourinho is appointed, the following are the players bought under Van Gaal he will be most likely to sell first for various reasons.

Marcos Rojo

Mourinho hates bad defenders especially center backs. His teams were all built on solid defences and this season’s Chelsea didn’t have one and they collapsed. Rojo was not a good signing by Van Gaal like many others and he will be sold if Mourinho comes in.

Ander Herrera

Herrera is a fan favorite at Old Trafford  but the reality is that the Spaniard is at the end of his second season and has done nothing so far of note. He has not been able to convince Van Gaal and secure a first team place in two years.

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Matteo Darmian

Another defender who has struggled quite a bit to adapt to the Premier League. Although the Italian started quite well, after the game at Emirates when Sanchez absolutely destroyed him, Darmian has not been the same.

Sergio Romero

The Argentine goalkeeper is not reliable between the goalposts and is certainly not a deputy for someone like De Gea. United need to buy another backup to De Gea who is young and can be developed for the future.

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