Jose Mourinho to receive winter transfer backing from Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will reportedly receive the backing from the club’s hierarchy to spend funds when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.

The Red Devils have experienced a mixed start to the ongoing season and the results see them already nine points behind the league leaders after just 10 games into the campaign.

Amidst this, Mourinho has regularly highlighted the lack of ‘technical quality’ to build from the back and according to The Guardian, his concern could be solved during the New Year.

As per the publication, the Mancunian giants are prepared to offer the Portuguese with a £100m transfer kitty in order to recruit the players, who could make the difference.

It is added that a central defender and a striker remain the prime priorities for the manager with United hoping to stay alive in a title race which appears bleak for the moment.

Both Harry Maguire and Jerome Boateng were touted as potential targets during the previous summer transfer window but neither made the move before the transfer deadline reached.

While Leicester City blocked the move for Maguire, Boateng personally took the decision to turn down United with Bayern Munich appearing in a much better situation for him.

Mourinho has since been spotted keeping a close eye on Nikola Milenkovic on international and it appears that the Fiorentina defender could emerge as the prime defensive target.

Meanwhile, the 55-year-old is also understood to have concerns with the centre-forward department with both Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku failing to impress this term.

Among the two, Lukaku has been going through a lean streak with nine games without scoring and the Portuguese tactician may pursue a competitor when the transfer window reopens.

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