Jose Mourinho confirms big transfer blow ahead of January window

Manchester United’s summer transfer window was one of struggle. Jose Mourinho’s only major signing was a move for Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Despite the fact that the self-proclaimed Special One was pushing hard to bring in a new centre-back, no deal happened, leaving United wanting in a key area of the field.

With the January transfer period just on the horizon, many thought the Red Devils would spend big to right those wrongs. Well, according to Mourinho, that may not be the case. He thinks United won’t sign anyone at all, with a small chance to bring in one player, but even that’s unlikely judging by his words.

“Honestly, I don’t think we are going to sign (anyone),” he said, according to the Daily Mail‘s Chris Wheeler. “If we do, I would say one player. I don’t see us going more than that.”

A failure to bring anyone in would be a huge blow. United need investment. Although the club finished second last season, they were some way off Manchester City who ran away with the title.

When practically everyone around you have strengthened and United haven’t, I’m not sure why we expected to see a title tilt this term. Right now, we look way off the pace and it looks as though we’re just doing what we can to stay in touch.

I’m disappointed to learn that we’re only looking at bringing in one player maximum. We need significant investment, and I know it’s tough to buy in January, but the club did sign both Patrice Evra and Nemanja Matic in this window, proving it’s not impossible…


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