As we all know oh so well, Manchester United and Jose Mourinho chose not to invest in any new players over January, as the manager was seemingly content with his playing squad. However, I believe things will be different come the summer, and it looks like that will be the case.
The self-proclaimed Special One has been speaking to the media about his summer transfer plans, and he has stated the importance of getting business done early. First of all, it doesn’t give other club’s a chance to hijack deals, and it allows the footballer to settle in much quicker.
That has always been the mantra of Mourinho, and this summer will obviously be no different. The gaffer then went on to give Edward Woodward is backing, claiming they have a very good relationship.
‘It’s very important to get signings done early and the board knows that,’ said Mourinho, as per The Metro.
‘But I also know that the market is very difficult, so I’m not a silly manager to say, ‘I give the names and you have to give me the players.’
‘I give the names, the options, I give the second options in case the first are not possible. But I give all the information based on my analysis, based on my experience and my projections for the future.’
‘But our relationship is very, very good.’
Under David Moyes, Edward Woodward struggled. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, though, as that was his first transfer window as our Executive Vice Chairman. Since then, the 45-year-old has been brilliant, helping secure signings such as Angel di Maria, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.
It seems as though Jose trusts him, and that’s obviously of vital importance. The pair will, in my opinion, likely be in deep conversations about possible transfer targets already, and when that window opens on July 1st, here is to hoping that Manchester United will be bringing in a new player or two.