It isn’t always easy for managers to better things at a club. And when said club is of the stature and size of Manchester United, the decisions to be made become even tougher.
But it certainly appears that Jose Mourinho won’t fool around in the season to come, particularly not when he glances at the trophyless haul of this campaign.
Man City’s immense Premier League triumph will also haunt him, and all in all, the gaffer will be frustrated with the general quality of play that his lads have had on show.
As of such, the transfer market will be seen as an easy source of respite – to trim away the surplus talents, reinforce areas of needs, and most importantly, bring to the club players who can go on to become match-winners down the line.
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Keeping this in mind, it is no surprise what he has told the club to do.
As per Metro, Mourinho has expressly told the higher-ups at Old Trafford to complete a crucial midfield signing before the World Cup starts.
The massive tournament is set to commence on June 14th, and the shortened transfer market, combined with the busy period, makes it easy to see exactly why the Portuguese gaffer wants to put a wrap on things well in advance.
Michael Carrick’s departure and ascent into the team’s coaching staff has meant that Mourinho has been in desperate search for an apt replacement. In view of this, names like Fred and Sergej Milinković-Savić have been heavily linked with the Mancunian giants.
Both high-profile players have been considered to be all but signed by the club, and it seems very likely that Mourinho wishes the management to put a wrap on one or both of these players as soon as possible.
This may seem like desperation, but in reality, it is just a smart move by a gaffer that doesn’t fool about when it comes to getting things done as soon as possible.