Jose Mourinho has insisted that Manchester United’s attacking situation is perfect, and that no one in the transfer market could possibly improve it.
Having signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal last week, Mourinho now has an array of attacking talents at his disposal with Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as well as new boy Sanchez.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan departed to the Gunners in the Sanchez player-swap deal, with Man United paying no transfer fee for a world-class player, something Mourinho has admitted his delight about.
Now, United could line-up in any number of ways, and predicting the starting XI for the Reds’ Wednesday night fixture against Tottenham Hotspur is a tricky task.
”I think in attack it’s difficult for us to improve,” Mourinho said, when asked about any future plans in the transfer market.
“Where are we going to get a better combination of players than we have? We cannot buy Messi and Cristiano. These are the best players of the last decade.
“In attack, we have an amazing group of players.”
United’s options are now salivating, but it would be a surprise if such a policy was continued into the summer window. Unsurprisingly, plenty of players have been linked, and while Mourinho has a huge deal of options, he still has no natural right-winger.
Sanchez’s best football at Arsenal has come from the left or in central positions in the same way that that has been the case of Rashford and Martial at United. Lingard’s best stuff is when he plays behind the striker centrally, and the same can be said for Mata, who enjoys playing on the left, too. Lukaku, meanwhile, is a striker and that’s it.
Who will be played out of position, because someone will be, remains to be seen, but it may lead Mourinho to look to attackers in the transfer market again in the summer.