Over the course of the January transfer window, Manchester United Football Club didn’t delve into the buying market at all. In fact, the Red Devils made profit, as they sold both Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin to Lyon and Everton respectively.
Behind the scenes, attentions are likely to have already turned towards the summer transfer window, when Manchester United will obviously spent some money on at least a few players – well, you’d imagine that’ll be the case anyway.
This weekend, Jose’s men host Watford FC at Old Trafford, and ahead of the game, the coach was asked about the prospect of the summer transfer window. He responded in a very professional manner, adding that he’d prefer to buy quality rather than quantity.
“Of course we speak about it, of course we speak about what’s next. We know that we have a squad that, like every squad, needs changes. But we also know that our squad has potential, our squad has good players and many of them are at the best age, in the age of evolution.” Jose Mourinho is quoted as saying by ManUtd.com.
“You know we prefer to bring in two, three or four players but good players – players that fulfill an idea of the football that we try to play, players that can improve our squad. We are not interested in selling six or seven and buying six or seven. From this six or seven only one or two are great quality, all the others are the same as the ones we are selling, so we are not going to play this game.”
When I think of Jose in the transfer market, I see a man who identifies his problems, and solves them as early as possible. Look at Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas in his second spell at Chelsea. The Stamford Bridge club were struggling for goals and creativity, the following season, the Spain duo brought exactly that – and delivered the Premier League crown.
I’d love for similar things to happen at Manchester United, and to be brutally honest, you wouldn’t put it past him to do exactly that. Although the job here is still looking like a rather big one…