Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has reiterated Ed Woodward’s words earlier by stating that the club will not look to bring in too many players in the summer. He claims that he will only look to bring in two or three players who are ‘good’ quality and plunge into selling 6 or 7 with an idea of replacing them all.
Speaking at the weekly press conference at the AON Training Complex on Friday, the Portuguese manager backed Ed Woodward’s earlier comments that ‘United don’t have to churn a large number of players’.
He began by joking:
“First of all, yesterday I had to ask a friend about ‘churn’ because I had no idea,” referring to Ed Woodward’s statement earlier on Thursday. “It is a new word for my vocabulary, you have to learn every time you can and I thank Ed for that word because I didn’t have an idea.”
Speaking about the future, he added
“He’s completely right. Of course we speak about it, of course we speak about what’s next. We know that we have a squad that, like every squad, needs changes. But we also know that our squad has potential, our squad has good players and many of them are at the best age, in the age of evolution.”
“You know we prefer to bring in two, three or four players but good players – players that fulfill an idea of the football that we try to play, players that can improve our squad. We are not interested in selling six or seven and buying six or seven. From this six or seven only one or two are great quality, all the others are the same as the ones we are selling, so we are not going to play this game.”
He also insisted that the transfer process will be ‘soft and natural’ and not a forceful one.
“We are stable so our market in the summer will be soft, it will be natural. Some players will leave, some players will come, but in a very natural way. I think the word that Ed used is a good one.”
Mourinho makes sense here and so does Ed Woodward. United have spent huge numbers ever since the great Sir Alex left the Old Trafford hot seat. Clearly, the Red Devils have a quality squad capable of challenging for top honours and there is no necessity whatsoever to completely make changes to the team. It looks like the United biggies are planning well and are executing things in an organised manner. The future looks good for the famous old club.