Manchester United board to back Jose Mourinho with transfer funds in January

Manchester United’s hierarchy are prepared to provide manager Jose Mourinho with additional transfer funds during the winter transfer window, though they are unlikely to pay over the odds for any of their targets.

The Portuguese tactician had been desperate to pursue a central defender before this month’s transfer deadline and this witnessed the club linked with the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire.

However, the 55-year-old ultimately could not get his wish to bolster the heart of the defence after the board made it clear that they would not overspend on any recruit during the transfer window.

Since then, United have made an average start to the Premier League season with just three points from their opening two matches and The Sun now reports that the hierarchy are prepared to offer Mourinho with the financial backing for the New Year.

Nonetheless, the situation quite remains the same with the board clear with the fact that they would not be pursuing a recruit for anything greater than what they feel is the right price for the player.

Manchester United most-recently suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion and they have the opportunity to return to winning ways when they entertain Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night.

The Mancunian giants have had the rub of the green versus Spurs with victories in each of the previous four meetings at Old Trafford but the upcoming encounter promises to be a tighter affair with Mourinho’s side looking defensively vulnerable this term.

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