Dwight Yorke makes confident prediction about Jose Mourinho’s Man United transfers

Dwight Yorke discusses Jose Mourinho's plans for the summer transfer window at Manchester United

Dwight Yorke is convinced that missing out on Champions League qualification will not hamper Manchester United’s plans in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have had to settle for a place in next season’s Europa League after they finished fifth in the Premier League table under Louis van Gaal last term.

United moved quickly to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager last week after the club opted to sack Van Gaal.

Mourinho is already understood to be working hard on his plans for the summer transfer window as he bids to revamp his squad ahead of his first season in charge at Old Trafford.

And Yorke feels that the lack of Champions League football will not have a huge effect on United’s transfer plans.

Speaking exclusively to 888sport, former striker Yorke said: “The club is always associated with marquee signings but we know they haven’t qualified for the Champions League.

“That may be a problem but when it comes to pedigree it doesn’t get much bigger than Manchester United so one season outside of the Champions League isn’t the biggest thing when you’re playing for the biggest club in the world.

“Sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture. You want to be part of something that is going to be special rather than come in on the back of it.”

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United opted to sack Van Gaal just two days after he led them to FA Cup glory.

Read the full 888sport interview with Dwight Yorke here, including his thoughts on why the current England team will struggle at Euro 2016.

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