Manchester United Football Club have appointed Jose Mourinho as their manager, and today the Portuguese coach has given us his first hint at where he’ll be buying players from. One region in which he won’t be investing in is his homeland of Portugal.
The news comes from the media outlet A’Bola, who Jose Mourinho was speaking to earlier today.
José Mourinho has confirmed he won’t sign players from the Portuguese league this summer: “I won’t take any there.” pic.twitter.com/8FaE2W49nE
— Jan Hagen (@PortuBall) May 31, 2016
At the end of the day, when buying players from a league such as the Portuguese Primeira Liga, it’s always a gamble. Some players flourish immediately, like Cristiano Ronaldo. Whereas others like Bebe tend to struggle.
It’s clear that Jose Mourinho has seen no players from Portugal that he fancies bringing to Manchester United, because otherwise he wouldn’t normally make bold statements such as this.
Manchester United are a club undergoing major transition as the moment and proven players are needed. Mourinho doesn’t usually take risks, and it looks as though he is going to adopt that strategy once again at the Theatre of Dreams.