Jose Mourinho opens up about Man United’s summer transfer plans

Jose Mourinho explains his philosophy about summer transfers ahead of his second season at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has insisted that he is not thinking about his summer transfer plans for Manchester United – but declared “I know what I want.”

The Red Devils have inevitably been linked with a host of players in the last few months as Mourinho begins to ponder bolstering his squad over the summer months.

Manchester United were one of the biggest spending Premier League teams last season as they recruited the likes of Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

There is bound to be plenty of speculation about who Manchester United could sign in the summer window as the end of the season draws ever nearer.

However, Mourinho has insisted that he will keep his transfer plans close to his chest despite the ongoing speculation.

Speaking at his pre-match news conference on Friday afternoon, Mourinho said: “To be speaking about the transfer window when we are on the third of February makes no sense at all.

“The transfer window opens in the summer and until the summer I have nothing to tell you. The only thing I can repeat is what I told you in the last day of January. I know what I want.

“I have worked with my players for about seven months or so. I know them better now than six or seven months ago. As for what I think we need, I’m very realistic. I know what are the impossible targets.

“I don’t like my club to participate in impossible deals, it’s a waste of time, it’s a gift to these impossible players and to their agents to have a club like Manchester United interested in them, it just helps them to improve their own situation but it’s not good for us at all. So I’m very realistic.

“I’m very objective, my board knows what I feel are our needs and from now until the summer I will just focus on my players, our competitions, my club, our fans and try to get the best possible results.”

Manchester United are currently sixth in the Premier League table and 14 points behind leaders Chelsea heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

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