6th August, 2018
One does not need a prophet to tell him or her that Jose Mourinho is not particularly a happy man these few days. He has not tried to hide that fact himself and anyone who knows the man well will not be surprised at the least.
Thursday is the deadline for the transfer window in England and the Manager is not happy that his team has not done enough transfer deals. Yes, it is true that the club were able to bring in Brazil midfielder Fred, Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant.
However, Jose Mourinho wants two more players because as far as he is concerned, he told the Manchester Management months back that he needed five new players so they could prepare ahead of time but that has not yet come to pass. This is what the Manager who is going into his third season at the club had to say about the issue:
“My CEO [Ed Woodward] has known what I want for quite a long time. He knows what I want.” “I know that he tries his best for me. I still have a few days to wait to see what is going to happen.”
So if Manchester United are to get two more players before the end of the transfer window on Thursday, who will it be?
A number of names have been linked to Manchester United transfer options of late but the most prominent ones for now are: Willian (Chelsea), Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan), Harry Maguire (Leicester City) and Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspurs). Time shall surely tell which of these players get to be signed to join the Red Devils in the next few days.