Manchester United failed to spend big-money over the summer, despite Jose Mourinho doing his utmost to try and force a new centre-back through the entrance door.
However, today, there is bad news for the self-proclaimed Special One. It comes from the usually excellent ESPN, who say that the United board are ready to veto spending for the second straight transfer window. Apparently, Mourinho is keen on a move for a new defender, but the club aren’t prepared to spend unless it’s in the long-term interests of United.
In the summer, Harry Maguire was deemed to expensive, Yerry Mina not good enough and the club weren’t willing to move for FC Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng. This was despite the fact that arguably the second best manager the Premier League has ever seen deemed them important signings.
If the same things happens in January, it just goes to show that United are no longer about football, their primary purpose is generating income and social media followers. Mourinho needs to spend, this squad is way short when you compare it to Manchester City’s and there is absolutely no chance that this team will even come close to winning a title without heavy investment.
Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if our manager just walked away at some point, because there is nothing he can do without investment.