Jose Mourinho Ideally Wants Three Extra Signings

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is happy with the business his club has done so far this summer, but he still awaits to fill the missing piece of the jigsaw.

The Portuguese wants at least three more additions that will leave him in an upbeat mood, but a winger will leave him satisfied.

According to The Independent, Jose was earlier disgruntled with the transfer business done by the club, but after signing star midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, a lot of his problems has gotten solved since. Mourinho is stated to be in the hunt for another two full-backs and a winger.

Whether he will be able to complete 3 more signings is an interesting question but Jose is not yet done in the transfer market.

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Jose will miss the services of Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young for several months and therefore is reported to be keen to add full-backs to aid to his woes. Although the Europa League champions have enough firepower to handle the pressure until the return of the trio.

Meanwhile, United were keen to bring in Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, but the club’s refusal to bend on their valuation has seen the Red Devils’ two bids get rejected.

Croatia's Ivan Perisic.

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Inter’s hard stance on the Croatian has stalled the deal, and now, signing the player will be more difficult, with the San Siro club in talks with him over a new deal. But reports state that the Ivan Perisic deal is not dead and United will hope to get their key target to Old Trafford.

The experienced campaigner is believed to be the missing piece from Jose’s desired team, although he has plenty of options in the attacking third already.

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Meanwhile, it has also been said that Jose is looking to build his team around Paul Pogba, and has immense faith in the Frenchman, and believes he could deliver goals and assists this season that would cause problems for opponents.

Pogba scored 9 goals in 51 appearances for United last season, and the Portuguese expects the former Juventus star to go well past the double figure mark this term.

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Written by Rajdeep Saha 

Sports journalist with stints across print, digital and television. Contribution to each medium has been thrilling. Experienced in writing for this passionate game called football. Journalist by choice and passion.


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