Manchester United Football Club have made three additions during the summer window so far, with the self-proclaimed Special One ironing out some problems within the squad. However, it seems as though his work is not fully done at this point.
Jose Mourinho met the media ahead of the West Ham clash, and added that he still feels we have ’25 percent [of business] left’ to do. Before highlighting that he’d like a player ‘coming from the sides’ to be signed.
For me, it seems a certainty that he is hinting at a left-winger, and that is an area that definitely needs some work doing to it; only if the right player comes along, however.
“We have 25 percent left which means one of four – we got a central defender that can play many other positions which is very important. Victor [Lindelof] can play right-back, centre midfield.” ESPN quote the United manager as telling reporters.
“We have a central midfielder and a striker, so obviously another player would be one coming from the sides, but we have players and if we cannot strengthen then we have people we trust.”
For all the talent we have out there (Martial, Lingard, Rashford), we lacked any real cutting edge from the left-wing last term, and that is something that we simply cannot afford.
We were involved in so many stale draws at Old Trafford over the last twelve months and that was down to a lack of penetration. We’ve been heavily linked with a move for Ivan Perisic, and you can see exactly why if you’ve watched any of the Red Devils’ pre-season.