The Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho was unsuccessful to sign a central defender and a striker in the summer transfer window due to lack of negotiating power of the club.
Manchester United officials have been reported to back manager Jose Mourinho with a January budget that could exceed £100 m. The Portuguese manager is said to be hunting a central defender and an attacker when the transfer window opens in hardly two months’ time.
Jose Mourinho was keen to sign a new center-back this summer. However, the Manchester United management was unsuccessful in their struggles to secure some goals and declined to deliver others.
United board failed miserably during the summer to land potential transfer targets.
There were whispers after the August transfer closing date that Raphael Varane was one of the major interests. However, Real Madrid refused to let go of him. Whereas, other targets like Harry Maguire, were disallowed at board level. Because it was understood that they offered no promotion on prevailing players.
Manchester United has since then thrashed defensively. They have leaked 17 goals in 10 games and managed to keep only one Premier League clean sheet so far. An imperative report from The Guardian proclaimed that Mourinho will be backed in January to reinforce the squad if the right deal is possible.
While United not been able to land Varane and genuinely seeking after others, it is reported that the equal budget that was there to be spent in the summer is still accessible.
Manchester United all set to invest £100m in January transfer window.
Nevertheless, no guarantee can be given that United will absolutely invest a giant amount in January. As the mid-season transfer window can be scandalously challenging to steer and come out with anything that looks like worth, given that prices for top clubs are often at a premium except in rare cases.
The Sun has claimed that United are enthusiastic to spend out £ 60m on Harry Maguire. The England international only recently signed a new long-term contract with Leicester. However, the murmur is that United are looking forward to doubling his current £75,000 per week salary.
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Assuming that The Guardian gave no sign that Manchester United’s standpoint on Maguire has altered since summer, stories of vast expenditure on the 25-year-old Yorkshire man should perhaps be taken with a pinch of salt until there is any substance behind them.