Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he will invest in the basics to improve his current squad in the upcoming summer transfer window.
There have been plenty of rumours that the Portuguese manager will splash big in order to catch up with fierce rivals Manchester City though he’s apparently denied that.
Pep Guardiola’s men were recently crowned champions on the back of United’s defeat to West Brom over a week ago and Mourinho has the huge task of overcoming them next season.
Many have suggested that the only way to do so is to throw money at quality players but the former Real Madrid man seems to be hinting at a more conservative approach.
He’s already revealed that he’s happy with his current crop of attackers and will simply look at improving the Red Devils’ defence and midfield.
According to Goal, Jose said: “We are going to invest the basic to improve our squad. We need to find a replacement for [Michael] Carrick and for [Marouane] Fellaini, if he leaves.
“And there is always in a squad, a player or a couple of players, who are not playing a lot and will try to leave. So we will touch our squad but more than spend, spend, spend, we believe in the evolution of our players.
“We have some young players that need to take with both hands the opportunities for their evolution.”
Manchester United’s need to overhaul their defence is as clear as day and there’s the feeling Jose Mourinho aims to do that in the upcoming transfer window.
The club is overstocked in the defence let alone their lack of quality and it’ll certainly worry the former Chelsea manager who has always relied on building a solid defence.