Chris Sutton slams Jose Mourinho’s Man United signings

The Chelsea FC legend is critical of Jose Mourinho's signings since taking over the reins at Manchester United

Man United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Chris Sutton has blasted Jose Mourinho’s “disastrous” signings during his spell at Manchester United.

The Red Devils have made a disappointing start to the Premier League season to leave Manchester United out of contention in the top-four race.

The 20-time English champions lost four times in their opening 14 games of the Premier League season.

Mourinho’s side have struggled defensively in the current campaign, while the Manchester United back four have been riddled with injury problems.

The Red Devils boss was keen on signing a new centre-half in the summer but Manchester United were unable to get a deal over the line.

Having conceded 24 times in 15 games in the Premier League, Mourinho will be eager to tackle what is a problem position in the Manchester United team.

The Portuguese manager has signed Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof since taking over the reins from Louis van Gaal in May 2016, but neither defender has managed to find a consistent level at Old Trafford.

Former Chelsea FC striker Sutton questioned why the Manchester United board would even consider handing Mourinho a substantial transfer budget in January.

“He signed Pogba, he signed Sanchez,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“His signings have been a disaster. He wants more money! How can they trust him?”

Manchester United are likely to be linked with a number of players in the coming weeks as the January transfer window draws nearer.

But speaking recently, Mourinho played down the chances of any more than one mid-season arrivals at Old Trafford.

“Honestly, I don’t think we are going to sign,” Mourinho was quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

“If we do, I would say one player. I don’t see us going more than that.”

Manchester United signed Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot and Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant in the summer transfer window, but neither of the three signings have made a notable impact so far.

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