Mourinho is unsure about reinforcements in the winter transfer window.
Jose Mourinho is a frustrated and everyone can see that. Players not playing under him, the hierarchy not understanding his needs, all indicate that Jose’s third season is a jinx. Days after days, the Portuguese gives shocking views and it tells you how pessimistic the environment is at Old Trafford. It seems once again Jose has raised eyebrows from loyal Manchester United fans by saying this.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has had no assurances that the club will seek reinforcements when the January transfer window opens. Jose Mourinho claims he does not know whether Manchester United will bring in January signings amid reports the Premier League giants will look to sell Paul Pogba next month. United face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, where defeat would leave them 19 points behind their title-chasing rivals.
Mourinho has frequently voiced his displeasure at United’s failure to secure the reinforcements at centre-back he wanted for this season. Jose also perceived disparity in spending between his own club and others in the upper echelons of England’s top flight. The Mirror has reported the Red Devils are willing to listen to offers next month for the player they bought back from Juventus for a then-world record £89.3 million in 2016.
On United’s plans for the window, Mourinho told reporters: “I don’t know if we are going to have new players. I would like to but I don’t know if it is possible or not. It depends on the club. Honestly, I’m focused on my job of playing Liverpool and next week playing Cardiff. I’m more focused on that.” He dismissed suggestions of increasingly disgruntled. He said, “I am not frustrated. What I demand from the players is that they give everything they have.”
It seems every Jose Mourinho conference is a tig at someone. It’s either the player or the board. This time it’s the board. Will the United board sanction the deals to sign that a player wants? It remains to be seen. They may be regretting the fact that they didn’t sign a centre back in summer and the decision has led United out of top title race and out of top 4 as well.