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Manchester United are overjoyed with their business in the transfer window this season and are not expecting further arrivals at Old Trafford before the transfer window closes.

Jose Mourinho’s summer overdo has indisputably made United a far better team – but it has also had another involuntary consequence. It has seen the United’s total transfer spending in the Premier League era go past £1 billion.

The £145 million-plus which the club has committed to transfer fees alone on the four new players, with around the same again spent on the massive salaries that come with them, will, however, ensure that Mourinho’s words during his first press conference as the United manager will come true. This is most surely not the Manchester United of the last three years. This is now a club which just simply has to win.

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It’s not the matter of just qualifying for Champions League to be in that zone of best playing teams, they need to win everything that comes in their path. It’s been years since the players and the fans have had a day feeling the same way as they did in the glorious era of Sir Alex Ferguson.

So, is the large spending by Mourinho justified? Absolutely yes! To be practical, the team got changed drastically already when Van Gaal became the boss and weren’t playing the usual good football as they did during the SAF era. The old tactics, philosophy, mentality, and so many other things went distorted and now the team needed to move to something which works for them.

Jose came in with a pure winning mentality which the club needed so badly and needed the backing with whatever that is required to bring the glory days back to the Old Trafford club. Whether it’s Mourinho’s usual ‘large spending’, ‘park-the-bus-tactic’ or anything that works for United to win titles is and should be very much welcomed by the club.