Manchester United have made a surprise transfer decision for January

Jose Mourinho

Manchester United’s hierarchy are reportedly reluctant to provide manager Jose Mourinho with the financial backing to bolster the first-team squad during the winter transfer window.

The Portuguese tactician was left frustrated over the summer amid the club’s failure to pursue a new central defender and he has since voiced his concerns regarding the same.

Of late, The Telegraph suggested that both Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo could be offloaded in January to make way for a new defensive addition but this does not seem the case, as per The Independent‘s Miguel Delaney.

According to the publication, United are understood to have no intention to pursuing fresh recruits in the New Year with the Portuguese yet to show results from the recent signings at the Old Trafford outfit.

Mourinho has regularly spoken about the need to bolster the squad further to stay competitive but the hierarchy seem reluctant to bow to his demands for the moment amid the ineffectiveness of his recent recruits.

The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Nemanja Matic, Eric Bailly and Fred have all struggled since the beginning of the current season and the board for now appear to have ambition of finding a solution for the misfits this winter.

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