In what might be a move that could shake up the transfer window in England, not in terms of size, or indeed quality (based on the last year), but in regards to controversy, then a move linking Memphis Depay to Liverpool from United would certainly be exceptional.
With the odds slashed down to 7/4 (2.75) on the Manchester United attacker leaving Old Trafford after just one season, and if the move to Liverpool happens, then it will be the first time a United player has crossed the red divide since 1964.
Ladbrokes are offering odds close to even money on the move, with Mourinho possibly looking to make a big impact on the playing staff, and making an example of Depay could be just the ticket to assert his authority on the side. However, if Depay makes the move and flourishes it will surely not sit well with the Old Trafford faithful.
What makes this more interesting is that the next nearest odds in the betting with Ladbrokes are 10/1 (11.0) on Stoke, PSV and Leicester City making a charge for the 22-year old - a huge gap in price and there has to be something to the story other than just pure speculation, right?
Any other Premier League club would probably be more accepted by United fans over time, with Arsenal at 14/1 (15.0) and Chelsea at 16/1 (17.0) to sign the player, but whether either club would see him as a valuable asset remains to be seen. A more likely move outside of England might be Dortmund in the Bundesliga at 16/1 (17.0), who took United’s Adnan Januzaj on-loan (but with little success) last season.