Jose Mourinho confirms Man United’s summer transfer plan

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United will be on the lookout for attacking talent in the summer transfer window

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Hublot

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he will look to bolster his Manchester United squad with attacking talent in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have been criticised for a perceived over-reliance on veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic this season, with the Swedish striker having scored most of Manchester United’s goals.

Mourinho’s men struggled badly in front of goal when Ibrahimovic was suspended last month, prompting suggestions that the Red Devils could do with some new attacking players in the summer.

And the Manchester United boss has confirmed that he plans to bolster his squad in the coming transfer window as he prepares for his second season in charge at the club.

Mourinho told The Guardian: “We need to improve our squad, our football is not bad but we are very far from where I would like us to be.

“I think we have been a bit unlucky this season, if we had just turned three of our draws into wins – and I know which ones – we would now be stable in the top four and playing for second or third.

“We have had two transfer windows and we didn’t use the second one, but there are not enough goals in the squad and we will have to do something about that in summer.”

Manchester United will take on Anderlecht in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie on Thursday night.

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Winning the Europa League this season may represent Manchester United’s best hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

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