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Mourinho aims to reduce Reds' squad size

21st April 2017, 12:56 by Simon Barlow

Old Trafford sources claim Jose Mourinho is aiming to work with a reduced first-team squad of 22 players next season.

The Manchester United chief has recently bemoaned his lack of numbers, owing to a crippling injury list at the Theatre of Dreams, which has stripped his squad down to the bare bones.

Mourinho, however, still wants to cull the current level from a core personnel of 25 and prefers working with a smaller group - he also wants to afford some of United's younger players, such as striker Marcus Rashford, more regular starts next term.

Mourinho will go for quality, rather than quantity, this summer despite having a transfer kitty of around £200m at his disposal.

That still leaves question marks hanging over some members of the squad, with Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw and Daley Blind all facing uncertain futures.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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