Man United Agree To Spend €90m In January Transfer Window

Manchester United co owner Avram Glazer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward before the match.

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Man United manager Jose Mourinho is set to be handed a budget of €90m in the upcoming January transfer window to bolster the squad, as he looks forward to enjoy more success at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese coach sees his side stay second in the Premier League table behind rivals Man City by eight points.

The former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss is eyeing success in his second year at the club after a good first season, wherein he won three trophies.

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Jose has identified the positions he feels needs reinforcements, with them being left-back, midfield, and on the flanks with an out-and-out winger.

According to a report in Yahoo Sport, United are willing to allow the manager to increase the transfer funds in order to enjoy more success, especially after the progress they have made.

The green light given to the manager puts him in an interesting situation as he monitors his options currently. United have Luke Shaw, Daley Blind and Ashley Young in left-back, but the manager feels he needs a stronger option to compete for the place.

The club is said to be interested in Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose, who will command a huge sum.

Shaw got a rare chance this week in the Champions League encounter against CSKA Moscow, as he took the opportunity with both hands and left the manager impressed. If Shaw does manage to keep up the form he showed in the 2-1 win in the upcoming games, Jose will have an interesting headache.

On the other hand, the Mancunian club is looking to add a proven winger, especially with the current players in the position preferring to cut inside to play more centrally. The Red Devils missed out on Ivan Perisic in the summer, and are keen to add a player soon.

Meanwhile, midfield is seen as a priority as well, with Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, and Michael Carrick in their final contractual years. United need a stable replacement for the latter to say at the most.

It is to be seen whether Jose utilises his funds, or waits till the summer of 2018 to get a better look.

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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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