Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has stressed that he won’t be looking to bolster the attack when the transfer window reopens in June. The Portuguese tactician talked up the versatility among his forwards, and believes the club do not require reinforcements despite the probable departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Speaking to reporters, the 55-year-old affirmed that the club are not in the hunt for further signings in the forward department with the signing of Alexis Sanchez having brought additional depth within the ranks, he said: “We have Alexis, Lukaku, Martial, Rashford,” the United manager explained. “Rashford can play on the left and the right, Alexis is exactly the same. All of them apart from Lukaku can play from behind as the second striker.
“That’s why I say that it’s bad for you because you like to have things to write and speculate, especially in the summer, but I don’t want attacking players so don’t speak about attacking players that are coming here because nobody is coming here.”
With the arrival of Sanchez, United have got themselves an attacker, who plays with the never-die spirit, and Mourinho will hope that the Chilean’s flare spreads through the team. United played with both Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford on the bench versus Huddersfield, and Mourinho would surely have one eye on development of the pair, who he has previously tipped to cement long-term futures with the club.
As such, the manager may place emphasis on bringing a world-class midfielder to the ranks, whilst there are still calls for another central defender with Phil Jones and Chris Smalling tending to lack composure against the big sides, especially on the road.