Jose Mourinho explains why he won’t be making any winter signings

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hinted that the club may not spend on players during the January transfer window after having re-signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a one-year deal. The Red Devils cruised to their third successive league win of the campaign after they comfortably beat Leicester City by a 2-0 scoreline on Saturday.

Following the game, the Special One revealed that Ibrahimovic would only be available for United in January as he has yet to fully recover from his knee injury. The big Swede provided 28 goals in 46 outings last term, and Mourinho admits that the 35-year-old could be utilised as the winter signing rather than dipping into the market in the New Year.

“He will be back in January. When the market is open and people are spending money we don’t. But we get a player who was fundamental for us last season. He comes to give us extra quality in the second half of the season,” he is quoted as saying on the club’s official website.

The former Sweden international has already taken a huge cut in his wages which stand at just £125,000-a-week, and he is prepared to accept to the fact that he will play a secondary role to Romelu Lukaku during the second half of the campaign.

While the Belgian will remain the first-choice for the Premier League and Champions League, Ibrahimovic could provide the extra bit of experience in the knockout stages of the latter – a competition which he has never won in his 19-year professional career.

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