Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear that the Red Devils ‘need’ to bring in additional midfield reinforcements, according to reports.
United have invested heavily in the midfield department since Mourinho’s arrival. With already having spent almost €150 million on the likes of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic, the Special One is still adamant on signing atleast one more midfielder.
According to reports, the two major reasons behind the reignited interest to add more firepower in the midfield department were first to ‘ease the pressure on under-fire star Paul Pogba’. And the second one being Michael Carrick’s retirement at the end of the season.
“We need to sign a midfield player because we are going to lose Michael Carrick,” Mourinho said before Saturday’s FA Cup clash at Huddersfield Town.
“Of course, we need balance in the team. I told you that one or two months ago when we were speaking about the market. When some of you keep saying that we are going to buy that striker, that winger, that left winger, that right winger, I told you two months ago.
“You can accuse me of many, many things, but you cannot say that I lied to you. When I don’t want to say things, I don’t say. But I don’t take you in other directions.
“When I told you a couple of months ago that we don’t want to sign any striker or any winger and, yes, we are looking and we are going to try to sign a midfield player, I told you that two months ago.”
The Red Devils have recently been linked with Lazio’s Serbian international Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Nice star Jean Michael Seri.