Jose Mourinho has told the Manchester United board that he needs at least five new players this summer, a report claims.
The Red Devils finished 19 points off the pace of Manchester City in the Premier League this season, having failed to win a trophy.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Portuguese has made plans for the summer, and United are willing to grant him a whopping £250m to put them into action.
Mourinho has reportedly told Ed Woodward he “needs at least FIVE new signings” this summer to compete; with Toby Alderweireld, Fred, Jorginho and Jean Michael Seri all named. A move for Gareth Bale is also possible, while left-back Alex Sandro is a target too.
Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Marouane Fellaini and new coach Michael Carrick are all notable departures this season, although the latter will stay at the club in a coaching capacity.
The Mirror’s story adds that “there is huge pressure” on Mourinho to win the title, and his job will be “under serious threat” if United “find themselves trailing in the title race again next season”. The Old Trafford hierarchy will not tolerate another season without silverware, they go on to claim.
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