Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho ‘expects’ the club to sign a defender in the January transfer window after being denied a centre-back addition last summer.
Ed Woodward, United’s executive-vice chairman, failed to finalise a deal for Toby Alderweireld, while moves for Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin proved difficult.
Mourinho was furious that his needs were not met and United have paid for their failure in the transfer market, conceding 17 goals in ten matches so far this term.
The 55-year-old believes United’s need for a defender have been more than apparent so far this term and he expects Woodward to get him a centre-back, according to the Manchester Evening News.
United’s targets have since moved to younger options such as Milan Skriniar, 23, from Inter Milan and 31-year-old Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic. Read more