As we all know, the transfer window is rapidly approaching. This time of year for Manchester United fans is always a frustrating one, as every paper we tend to open up contains another transfer rumour that is entirely different to what was being printed the day before.
That’s purely because Manchester United as a brand sells. We’re by far the biggest club in the country, and it makes good business sense to involve the Red Devils in the headlines wherever possible.
Now, Jose Mourinho has had his say on the situation during his presser ahead of the West Bromwich game, and admitted he is calm about the situation and will wait what happens.
“I’m quiet and calm. I’ll see what happens,” said Mourinho during his pre-match press conference, quoted by ManUtd.com.
“As I have said, I like to keep my squad the same, but as I told you and I repeat, as a manager I never feel that I have the right to stop people trying to be happier and trying to give a different direction to their careers.”
“If the conditions are right for the club and that moment arrives during the month of January, then we will have to react. Let’s see what happens but at the moment, if you ask me if I am waiting for someone to be here on 1 January or if we are chasing some player because we want to have a new player here on 1 January, not at all.”
“I like my squad, I trust my squad.”
It’s certainly interesting, and it’s always difficult to decipher a great mind like Mourinho’s. He does say that if the deal seems right then Manchester United will spend, but as you’d expect, he does add that he likes his squad and is happy with it – just in case no business gets done.
Personally, I’d love to see more cash spent in January, just to give the manager more options in key areas of the field. Nothing too major is needed, just a couple of squad players who are hungry and ready to fight for the cause.
That said, our squad is certainly capable of finishing in the top four. At this point, I feel that a title challenge is probably beyond us because of how far back we are, but I guess you never know with Jose…
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