The 55-year-old was desperate to sign a central defender over the summer, targeting the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Leonardo Bonucci, but was not granted another big signing following the arrival of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk in June.
But reports have recently emerged suggesting that Man United are prepared to endow Mourinho with over £100m to spend over January in order to improve his squad.
And according to Sky Sports, the club has sat down with Mourinho to discuss a transfer strategy for the next two windows.
The question on every supporter’s lips, of course, will be why the club did not give Mourinho this kind of backing in the summer? He had just taken United to second place and an FA Cup final. It was the perfect time to invest heavily in that squad, just like how Manchester City did with Pep Guardiola in his second summer.
To hand Mourinho the chequebook now, when his team has entered an irreversible decline into mediocrity, simply makes no sense at all.