Jose Mourinho: Why not sign Joao Mario for Manchester United?

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has hinted at a possible move for West Ham loanee Joao Mario this summer transfer window.

The Portuguese manager has a lot to do in the upcoming months as he hopes to reinvigorate his side to challenge a Manchester City team who blew away their Premier League opponents.

United have a huge gap to close next summer and there have been suggestions they’ll do so by completely revamping their squad.

Mourinho is reportedly set to complete a handful of big signings with money not being an issue apparently though it’s likely a lot of the rumours have been exaggerated.

Nonetheless the former Real Madrid man admitted admiration for Mario and hinted at a possible move for him with the club said to be interested in adding to their midfield.

According to Football Italia, Jose said to Record: “I’d like him to stay in England, it would be better for him. He’s started a good process and it would be right to complete it.

“It’s a process through which he can establish himself in English football. Staying in the Premier League would be good for his growth.

“Joao Mario at United? Why not! West Ham is a historic, important club that wants to grow. Joao just had to adapt.

“He’s someone who thinks and acts quickly, he’s recovering intensity and aggressiveness, I’ve liked him more in every game.”

Purely based on how Jose Mourinho has describe Joao, it’s clear to see why he likes the midfielder given the attributes are what he likes to see in his players.

The Red Devils could arguably do without another ball winner though with Ander Herrera, Scott McTominay and Marouane Fellaini all filling out that role this season.

Perhaps Mourinho would be better off signing another creative midfielder to either add depth to Paul Pogba or to play alongside him.

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