Jose Mourinho has time and again pointed at the poor business carried out in the summer of 2018 as the primary reason behind Manchester United‘s on-field woes so far this season.
After having brought in the likes of Lee Grant, Diogo Dalot, and Fred, the Portuguese tactician next wanted to strengthen his side’s central defence and offensive line.
A variety of centre-backs, including the likes of Raphael Varane, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, and Jerome Boateng, were linked with a switch to Old Trafford, but no transfer materialised, as the board deemed none of these targets worth paying good money for.
The Red Devils also failed to sign any attacking reinforcements, and the results of those failures have been abundantly evident since the start of the campaign.
Not only have Manchester United‘s two main strikers – Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford – failed to find the back of the net consistently, but the team’s ever-changing defence has also been leaking goals left, right, and centre.
Mourinho hopes that the problems he aspired to fix in the summer will finally be resolved in the upcoming transfer window, and come January, the manager might finally get the backing he so dearly missed the last time around.
Despite the usual difficulties of the winter window, Jose is expected to look for a forward as well as a centre-back. And if a proper target becomes available, Old Trafford could welcome yet another high-profile January signing for a second year running.