Jose Mourinho is as magnetic a presence in the managerial spot that a team can hope for. Apart from an illustrious trophy cabinet, the Portuguese boss has also managed several talented players over the years and that might act as quite a deal broker if he wishes to re-sign any of them.
As per the Independent, United are believed to be very interested is signing Mesut Özil and Alexis Sánchez in the summer transfer window.
Both of them are having their respective issues with Arsenal, and quite conveniently, are also in the final years of their contracts.
Özil has played under Mourinho at Real Madrid, and this could be a great factor in influencing the 28-year-old to make a free move to Old Trafford. The German is an undisputed tactical mastermind, and will function perfectly in the kind of attacking midfield that Mourinho is eager to deploy at United.
As for Sanchez, who is also 28 years old, United couldn’t ask for a better forward to satiate their need for a world-class winger. Even though they aren’t struggling with the likes of Rashford, Martial and Mkhitaryan, if the Premier League giants wish to make serious attempts at Champions League glory and even a potential treble, then they certainly require a world beater like Alexis.
However, their attempts to lure the Chilean might be thwarted by rivals Manchester City, who almost signed the player this window itself, but failed to do so owing to a big deadline day blunder by the Gunners. Despite that, the Red Devils certainly possess the financial ability to outdo their neighbors, and might just make the signing.
What might further aid their pursuit is Arsenal’s recent squabble with the duo over their absence in a club engagement. Will the start of next season see two new faces grace the illustrious pitch of Old Trafford?
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.