Manchester United have veered against a further slip down the Premier League log after heavily thumping Fulham 4-0 at Old Trafford ground.
Still, it is unlikely they can stand the rigours of the Premier League unless they march out and get some quality signings in January.
The Red Devils are planning to steal a march on Arsenal as they attempt to sign youngster Arne Maier.
Arsenal have been keeping tabs on the Hertha Berlin star and a possible deal is in the offing. United are aware of the Gunners interested and are looking to step into the chase and pursue the chance of whisking him away from the German outfit before Unai Emery’s side does.
United are paces off in catching new toppers Liverpool and need to add an extra squeeze in their effort to claw back into the Premier League’s top four.
It has been touted Mourinho could get the boot if they’re eventually knocked down in the race to win a slot in next season’s Champions League.
Maier is valued at 15 million pounds, but that price could be steeper, given the interest coming for England over the player’s services.
The 19-year-old price fee could reach up to 30 million pounds in January.