The January transfer window is around the corner, and many football clubs have already started making inquiries for possible reinforcements.
Most football managers prefer not to delve into the winter market as top players are hardly available for sale during the middle of the season, and if they are, they cost fantastic prices.
However, this transfer window could prove to be an important one for big clubs, especially Manchester United.
It’s public news that Mourinho wasn’t happy with United’s failure to sign a center-back in the summer, and he could use a new defender on his side right now.
The Red Devils have looked dubious in their defense from the start of the ongoing season, and it appears that Mourinho is not happy with the options available to him. He has consistently experimented with his defense this season but has failed to settle for a back-four.
The likes of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly have been inconsistent, and both are fighting to save their United careers.
Unsurprisingly, United has managed only two clean sheets this season, which is second-worst behind bottom-placed Fulham this season.
The Red Devils have already scored a mere eight points behind the top-four teams, and they desperately need to buck up their defense if they hope to challenge for Champions League places in the second half of the season. Hence, a defensive signing should be a priority for United in January.
The Red Devils were connected with the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire, but they failed in their respective pursuits of both center-backs. Hence, it would be interesting to see whether they reignite their interest in January.
However, a lot will also depend on Jose Mourinho’s future at the club. If the United board has already made up its mind to let go of the Portuguese at the end of the season, then they could decide against backing the manager in January.
Some fans like to believe that Jose Mourinho was not supported in the summer due to the same reason.
There is no doubt that a lot is going on behind the scenes at United, and it is difficult to predict the future of this side and its manager. Here is the other related article on some major transfers that could go down.