Manchester United could be possibly counted as the club that gets linked with the most number of players in every transfer season, irrespective of any actual bids being placed by their manager.
In order to dispel the negative cloud surrounding the entirety of Manchester United transfer plans, their manager Jose Mourinho held a press conference at Washington DC on Tuesday, before the Red Devils’ upcoming game against Barcelona.
With two new signings in Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku, it was reported that United are now hot in search of a midfielder to strengthen all the positions on the pitch. But the Special One seemed calmer, unlike the general portrayal of United’s approach towards target midfielders in the transfer market.
The Portuguese also gently emphasised on his interest in bringing in two midfield reinforcements at Old Trafford, adding up to the already strong midfield of Herrera, Pogba, Carrick, Mata, Mkhitaryan, and several others.
Speaking at the Georgetown University about the ongoing negotiations to bring in more players, he stated: “Ed Woodward is in control. He did Lindelof and Lukaku.
“He knows that I would like two more players but he also knows that I have balance, I understand the situation, I understand the market and if my club is not able to do two players and just one then I will accept that as a consequence of the market now.”
Continuing to explain his position, he added: “Our relationship is good and I just wait for good news. For me, good news is to have the players, or in this case maybe just the player, as soon as possible to work together with the team as that is important. But I am calm, I like my players, I like my squad, I trust them so I am calm and that is all.”
He also addressed a few journalists who quizzed him about his transfer targets, by answering: “One player would be a midfield player that would give me more options and more balance to the team. Another one would be an attacking player – especially that can play through the wings to give me more attacking options.”
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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