Manchester United Football Club need a big January window, that goes without saying.
The latest name to be linked with an Old Trafford move is Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Axel Witsel. According to the usually reliable ESPN, Jose Mourinho is a big admirer of the 29-year-old’s, and has reignited his interest in signing the Belgium international.
Witsel would be a typical Mourinho signing. He’s tall, good in the air, physical and tough. However, I fear the club would be making a similar mistake to what happened when they signed Nemanja Matic. You’re only going to get one or two years service out of him, then Witsel would need replacing while United would be back to square one.
It’s moves like this that make me question whether Mourinho is out of his depth. Sure, he has won trophies galore over a fruitful career, but it’s what you do in the here and now, that’s what really matters. At this point, United look like a team who’ll struggle to make it into a Europa Leauge spot, never mind a Champions League berth.
As for Witsel, do you really think he’d make the move to Old Trafford when his side are leading the pack in the Bundesliga? I definitely have my doubts.