Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly reckons that he will need at least two more windows to fix his ‘broken’ sqaud.
The Daily Record leads with an expose which has much of the press talking today.
They apparently spoke to insiders who reckon that Mourinho is dismayed with the way his current crop accepts defeat.
Jose Mourinho believes it will take at least two further transfer windows to return Manchester United’s squad to a level expected of the club.
The Old Trafford manager considers the group of senior footballers assembled by Sir Alex Ferguson’s successors unfit for purpose. In particular, he is concerned at an inability to deliver a consistency of performance and the ease with which many current United players accept poor results.
Having already bought close to half an outfield team in the summer, with Zlatan, Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba coming in, Jose can’t be particularly pleased with the way that his new bunch have settled either.
But, if this report is to be believed, these big money signings are just the beginning in Manchester United’s seemingly endless quest to stop the rot.
Mourinho has made some mistakes in the market before – his biggest was surely to let Kevin de Bruyne leave Chelsea – but, of all the successors to Alex Ferguson, TFF believes that Jose is the best performer in the market.
Despite playing in a struggling team, Zlatan has 6 Premier League goals this season. Eric Bailly was one of Manchester United’s best performers until his injury. And United probably wouldn’t have snared Paul Pogba without the Portuguese at the helm.
TFF feels that Manchester United need a world-class right winger and right back as well as a true successor to Michael Carrick in the engine room an perhaps another centre back. Another centre forward must also be fairly top of the hit list as Jose will surely attempt to bring one or two more players in in January for a second half of the season push for top four.