Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appears all set to get down with the business and start identifying future targets for the club. This development comes despite reports suggesting that he might be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
The Portuguese is in the second season of a three-year contract after joining the Mancunian club last term. As per Sky Sports, it is understood that the former Chelsea boss is expected to scout for new players during the international break.
With the winter transfer window set to reopen in January, Jose might be tempted to rope in a few new faces, so as to deal with the crucial fixture congestion in the latter stages of the campaign. But with key players Marcos Rojo, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to return next month, it will be interesting to see whether new playera are brought in.
For now, Jose has a big squad, but it does not consist of an out-and-out winger, due to the club’s failure to land Ivan Perisic in the summer. Some squad overhaul is expected in the next summer window, but that will be decided on how the season ends for the Red Devils.
Earlier, a report in The Sun stated that the United hierarchy fears Jose could be on his way to PSG as early as next summer, after his statements about the life and football that is on offer in Paris. The former Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss isn’t a manager who sticks for long at a club. Moreover, he also recently denied that he was close to signing a contract extension at the Mancunian club.
Mourinho is at least expected to see out his current 3-year contract in Manchester. He brought success to the Old Trafford outfit during his first year in charge by winning three trophies. This season is even more essential, however, as the club looks to add more glory to its trophy cabinet. United are currently second in the Premier League table, 8 points adrift of Manchester City.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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