Jose Mourinho hadn't planned on selling Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay
Manchester United have sold Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay this month to Everton and Lyon.
Scheiderlin completed his move to Goodison Park last week while Depay finalised his £15m move to to the Parc Olympique Lyonnais today.
However, Jose Mourinho has revealed he had no intentions of selling the midfielders before the January transfer window opened.
"I was not even thinking about [selling] Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis," Mourinho said.
"We allowed them to go because the right offer arrived, because Everton and Lyon fought for the players and players who are not totally happy here.
“When the offer is correct and we know how to evaluate that, I don’t think it’s human to stop them from going.
“So if one of the players is not happy again I will not stop them to go.”
The sales of Schneiderlin and Depay has brought in a combined total of £35m that Mourinho can now reinvest in his squad.
However, the former Chelsea boss has claimed he is unlikely to do any transfer business this month and foresees more deals in the summer.
“I always think the best time is the summer market," Mourinho added.
"I always consider the January market as an emergency one where you can try to resolve some problems.
"They can try to give a little boost to the team but it’s not an easy market, I have to admit that.”