The United board have reportedly told Jose Mourinho that he should sell some of his current players if he wants to spend more money this summer.
United have already dished out close to £150 million this summer, even breaking the world transfer record fee with the £89 million purchase of Paul Pogba.
However, according to ESPN and its sources, the Manchester United board have told Jose that he would have to raise money for any new transfers by selling players from his current squad.
When Jose Mourinho first arrived at the club, he mentioned that the Manchester United executives were told of four player “profiles” that he would like to be brought to the club this summer.
So far, the board has already provided Mourinho with his four players; Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Paul Pogba, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
But Mourinho is believed to be on the lookout for one more player – another defender. The Special One is reportedly looking for a more aged and experienced defensive player, similar to Manchester United’s former captain – Nemanja Vidic.
Mourinho has already listed ten players who he believes have no use at the club anymore. Juan Mata and Bastian Schweinsteiger are among the player who will reportedly facing the axe.
The most valuable of the lot would be Juan Mata, and Manchester United would certainly try their best to recoup the £37 million which they spent on the Spaniard in 2014. Everton have already shown interest in the Spaniard, although a deal has not yet been discussed.
Manchester United have only sold two players so far this summer – Paddy McNair and Donald Love both joined David Moyes’ Sunderland in a deal worth £6 million.
Marouane Fellaini is also another player who is believed to be on his way out of the club, as David Moyes is eyeing his third Manchester United signing of the summer.