Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly made a plea to Red Devils’ chief Ed Woodward in regard to the January transfer window.
The Special One has made it clear that the Old Trafford outfit would definitely need to spend a hefty amount of cash in order to compete at both domestic and European levels.
United haven’t won the league title since Sir Alex Ferguson retired back in 2013, and as it appears, their chances of securing the prestigious silverware seem to be slim this season as well.
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And as per Manchester Evening News, the Portuguese tactician has taken a direct shot at United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, by stating that United need to spend more if they wish to become the dominant force they once were.
Mourinho has spent £261m since taking charge at Old Trafford, but it was recently claimed by him that ‘it is not enough’. Chelsea and City spent much more than the Red Devils in the summer, and both the English giants have results to back their respective spending sprees.
Meanwhile, Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp has also brought in reinforcements worth over £150m in the past six months. Their latest acquisition of Virgil Van Dijk alone cost the Reds £75 million, making the defender their most expensive player.
Furthermore, Mourinho still has to bring in replacements for the ageing Michael Carrick and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and after this summer’s Ivan Perisic fiasco, Woodward would be the one in the firing line if United fail to land a top star this January.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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