The new manager for English giants Manchester United Jose Mourinho has since his appointment has signed three (3) players in his bid to strengthen the team before the season starts.
The Portuguese walked through the doors of Carrington with four (4) ‘fundamental’ positions to strengthen and has since overseen the completion of three (3) major signings.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, former Barcelona, Ajax, Juventus and PSG forward, Henrikh Mkhyitaryan the Armenian attacking midfielder and former BVB Dortmund star who won the Bundesliga player for last season as well as Ivory Coast international who plied his trade in the Spanish la liga side Villarreal have all arrived for a sum total of 56.3million pounds.
Paul Pogba a former player of United who now plays for Juventus is thought to be the former Chelsea manager’s fourth target. United may have to stump up a world-record 100million pounds fee to lure him from Juventus.
As well as these ‘fundamental’ buys, Mourinho has said that he wishes to make other ‘supplementary’ additions with an experienced central defender thought to be a priority.
There will almost certainly be some high-profile exist at Manchester United this summer with some players deemed surplus to requirements at the club. Bastian Schweinsteiger 31, Juan Mata 28, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind both 26 had already been given the green light to talk to other team.
The Portuguese coach has praised Schweinsteiger in the past but there are question marks about his injury record while Mata and Mourinho already have plenty of history.
Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo both former United coach Louis Van Gaal signings are not the ‘specialists’ Mourinho is looking for.
The new premier league starts on the 13th August 2016, with United opening their account with an away game to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Story by: ACQUAH KYEI SAMUEL