According to Sky Sports and their sources, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho still intends to sign a new centre-back.
The United board have started discussing potential targets for the next two transfer windows with Mourinho. Despite a large number of reports claiming the Portuguese was on his way out, this strongly indicates that they still haven’t lost their faith in him and aren’t thinking about a replacement.
During this year’s transfer window, United were constantly being linked with moves for Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld and Leicester City’s Harry Maguire, but neither ended up at Old Trafford.
However, it seems adding a quality central defender to their ranks remains a priority for Mourinho. Since his arrival in 2016, the club have already signed Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof in that position, but so far neither has lived up to the manager’s expectations. On the other hand, it is understood United will only make a move if the right players become available.
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