Jose Mourinho ‘nods board’ to pursue for the €40Million valued player — Reports

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has given the green light for the Red Devils to pursue the signature of Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo, according to reports from the Daily Mirror.

Manchester United have enjoyed a very strong start to their Premier League campaign but the cracks are starting to appear in recent times and the disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of newly promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday was a testament to the fact that the Red Devils need to improve a lot.

United still do not seem to possess a team capable of winning the Premier League title as of yet – especially with Manchester City running away with the lead at the top of the table, and manager Jose Mourinho seems to have acknowledged this fact.

Therefore, Mourinho is looking to strengthen his squad in various areas of the pitch and the 54-year-old is said to be intent on signing a new left-back as the likes of Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo have all failed to impress in the position. According to Metro the estimated value of Spaniard is €40 million (£36m).

A host of left-backs have been linked with a move to United in recent times and now according to reports from the Daily Mirror, Mourinho is said to have identified Benfica youngster Alex Grimaldo as his ideal target.

Grimaldo is a talented Spaniard who seems to have caught the eye of Mourinho during United’s Champions League clash against Benfica a few days ago and reports suggest that the Portuguese boss has now given the green light for the Red Devils to pursue the 22-year-old after receiving glowing recommendations of the defender through his contacts in his home nation.

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