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Man Utd transfer news: Wayne Rooney’s position under threat as Jose Mourinho eyes January move for Real Madrid playmaker

Manchester United are preparing a move for Real Madrid’s out-of-favour playmaker Isco according to the Mirror.

Per-the-source, Jose Mourinho is keen on a move for the Spain international and wants the transfer done in January. Madrid may be willing to let Isco go seeing that he has started just one game for the La Liga giants this season.

The report goes onto state that Mourinho is planning further revisions to the squad despite already spending £150 over the summer.

The move could see Wayne Rooney lose his place in United’s starting line-up. The England international has been deployed as the Red Devils advanced playmaker recently however, he has come under intense criticism from United fans for his performances of late.

Read more: Angry Manchester United fans react to ’embarrassing’ Wayne Rooney performance

Isco has has fallen down the pecking order at Madrid following the appointment Zinedine Zidane with his only start of the season has come in the Super Cup.

United take on Northampton in the League Cup tomorrow as they look to avoid their forth consecutive defeat.

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