Report- Man Utd news: West Ham hoping to complete FREE transfer following Jose Mourinho bust-up | Football | Sport

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Updated: December 6, 2018
Man Utd news: West Ham hoping to complete FREE transfer following Jose Mourinho bust-up | Football | Sport

Valencia, 33, has been out in the cold this season after a bust-up with Jose Mourinho.

The right-back, who has also struggled with injuries, liked an Instagram post calling for Mourinho to be sacked.

And according to The Sun, West Ham could offer Valencia an escape route out of Old Trafford.

They reckon the Hammers are eyeing the defender on a free transfer next summer when his contract expires.

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is a big admirer of the United star, who has made over 200 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils.

Valencia can talk to foreign clubs in January over a summer move and even agree a pre-contract agreement.

The Sun add that Mourinho’s spat with Valencia could result in the United ace quitting Old Trafford.

A United source told the newspaper: “The club are still deciding what to do with Antonio and his future.

“He has played a few times this season, but has struggled with injuries and his form hasn’t been great.

“Him and Jose haven’t seen eye-to-eye at times this season and it might be the end for him here, but we will see.”

Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure at United this season after a below-par summer window.

And the Special One fired another shot at executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward following the draw against Arsenal, insisting his squad lacks quality.

“We shoot ourselves so many times during the season. That is really difficult,” Mourinho said.

“Big soul by the players, fantastic attitude from the first minute. Many players in difficulties, some good performances, some players in difficulty.

“Diogo Dalot the first start, Marcos Rojo the first minutes, Matteo Darmian the third start, Eric Bailly doesn’t play for a couple of months, Chris Smalling, a brave guy to play with such difficulties – the boys left their souls.

“And when sometimes people speak about quality… [sighs]. We should win game we made two big mistakes for their goals.”

When asked if it’s positive the United players are sacrificing themselves, Mourinho added: “Yes, positive but there are things that I cannot get from them and I cannot say much more than this.

“Big soul, everybody gives everything, that is for sure and that’s a positive feeling. I cannot tell you much more I prefer just to say I’m happy with soul commitment bravery I’m really happy with that.”