Manchester United Football Club will have to settle for a second place finish this term, as Jose Mourinho continues to build his Old Trafford legacy.
The self-proclaimed Special One won two trophies in his debut season, as he looks to back that up with an FA Cup victory this time around. However, it seems as though Mourinho already has one eye on his summer transfer plans.
Mourinho has hinted that he’s not going to spend crazy money, instead, his Red Devils team are going to improve slowly; and I see absolutely no issue with that.
“We are not going to spend more than we can. We are not going to do anything crazy,” Mourinho said, per Sky Sports. “We are just trying to improve a little bit more. That’s what we are going to try.”
“Everybody will try to improve – like we did from last season. Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish, hopefully, second.
“Next season, we are going to try to improve, but let’s see what happens. Maybe also City will invest massively and they don’t let the others close the gap to them, I don’t know.
“But it is not about us and them, it is about us and them and Liverpool and Arsenal and Chelsea and Spurs. It is not City and United. It is about the six.”
Breaking the bank and spending huge over one transfer window can often cause problems. For one, it becomes much tougher for the players to bed in as there are more of them learning their way at one time. Doing it slowly, and showing a year-on-year progression is the correct way to go if Mourinho is planning on being here in the long-term.
I love our manager, we’ve already improved from our sixth-placed finish a year ago, and no doubt, next term we’ll be aiming for the title. All we need is a few tweaks here and there, and if the right two or three players are signed, don’t be surprised if we’re challenging for major honours in 2018/19.