Manchester United moved one step closer to Champions League qualification just before the international break. They thumped Middlesbrough and moved to fifth place on the table while Arsenal, who were defeated by the Baggies plummeted to sixth. However, Jose Mourinho is keen on building a reputable squad as he revealed that he will bolster his squad in the summer, per reports.
Because of his penchant for established players, Jose Mourinho is not shy of unleashing funds in the transfer market. He was given a £200million transfer budget last term, he signed on several stars for United including Eric Bailley, Henrikh Mhkitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and got Paul Pogba from Juventus on a world record transfer fee.
Bar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, his new boys have failed to impose themselves in the League. Eric Bailley and Mkhitaryan have not been consistently at top of their game while Pogba is more concerned with his looks than his quality of play. Mourinho was quizzed about his probable plan for the next transfer window and he replied thus:
‘We prefer to bring two, three, four players – but good players who feel the idea of the football we try to play, who can improve our squad,’ he said.
‘We are not interested in selling six or seven, buying six or seven, but only two of them who can improve our squad. We are not going to play this game
Some of the players inherited by Mourinho have failed to impress him. Players like Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Dailey Blind and Ashley young have remained as fringe players. Meanwhile, the decline of Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney is another reason that will force Mourinho to reinforce his squad with at least two players.