Manchester United‘s poor run in their pre-season tour of the USA continued, as they were hammered 4-1 by Liverpool. This, in turn, has added to the misery of Jose Mourinho, who is desperate to get hold of two new signings.
United have purchased three players so far this summer, with only Brazil’s Fred coming in as a big signing to replace Michael Carrick in midfield.
Jose wants a central defender and an attacker, and he recently stated that if not two, then he would need at least one player – a defender.
The Portuguese has shortlisted 5 central defenders, and submitted the same to the hierarchy and with less than two weeks for the window to shut down, Jose is looking frustrated at the moment.
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Manchester United sold versatile defender Daley Blind to Ajax, and are also planning to ship out Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo this summer. Therefore, the manager needs a player to replace these potential departees and stake claim in the backline.
Perhaps the defeat against Liverpool has now given Jose the example to show his board that things need to be sorted quickly.
Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld top the list of targets, whereas Mourinho continues his search for a strong winger.
The United boss isn’t happy with a majority of his first team players missing pre-season due to their involvement in the World Cup, and now, injuries too, have crept in.
Nemanja Matic, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, and Diago Dalot are all injured, and the uncertainty of performances and planning has ruffled Mourinho’s feathers on how the side will approach the new season.