Reports from The Express this week are claiming the Manchester United boss, now in his second year with the club, is not happy with the way things have been done regarding the club’s transfer policy.
Now a frightening eight points off leaders Man City, and with only eleven games played, it would not be silly to suggest the Portuguese tactician is looking for early excuses as to his teams recent lacklustre form, with only one win in their last four Premier League matches.
United had, and what most fans would surely agree with, a very good summer market with the recruitment of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matić and Victor Lindelöf; although the latter has struggled to make it into the first team, Lukaku and Matić have largely proved to be successes. And with Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial coming the summer before, it’s hard to sympathise with Mourinho.
That the United coach has apparently criticised his bosses for not ‘digging deep enough’ into their pockets may seem all the more farcical to some when you look at the amount of money they have already forked out. Breaking the world record to sign Paul Pogba back in 2016 and now at a net spend of £136m for the year, what more can you ask for?
It will not bode well for José if the idea that what the money has been spent on, instead of how much, materialises as the real reason for United’s emergence as the second best club in Manchester, José himself being largely responsible for who they recruit.
The plot thickens even more so with Mourinho’s representatives reportedly making contact this week with the Parisian giants, PSG, who may be in interested in his services in the not too distant future. With the connection coming at a time where Mourinho has openly criticised the work of his employers, he has been accused of using his Parisian interest as a means to wedge United further towards his way of thinking.
That Mourinho is known to have said he will not be finishing his career in Manchester, clarifying that no manager in today’s game can last as long as Wenger or Ferguson, will further add to the speculation of where Mourinho and United may end up in the next few years.