Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho has insisted that he won’t do anything crazy when the transfer window reopens during the summer. The Red Devils have been associated with a number of players of late, but the Portuguese tactician has highlighted that the club won’t break the bank for new recruits.
He said: “We are not going to spend more than we can. We are not going to do anything crazy. We are just trying to improve a little bit more. That’s what we are going to try. Everybody will try to improve – like we did from last season. Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish, hopefully, second.”
Following the West Brom loss, there has been the talk of a possible overhaul of the squad, but Mourinho has clearly dismissed the situation. Nevertheless, United need to recruit at least one midfielder in the ranks during the summer to overcome the retirement of Michael Carrick and the probable departure of Marouane Fellaini.
Aside from this, the defence remains of concern with full-backs Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young having entered the twilight of their respective careers. The former, in particular, has not been a threat going forward as the season has progressed, and United are in need of genuine competitors for the positions.