Mourinho lifts lid on Man United’s summer transfer plans

Date published: Friday 10th February 2017 2:13

Jose Mourinho:

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that there will not be wholesale changes made to his Manchester United squad in the summer transfer window.

After Manchester United’s quarterly records were announced, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward revealed that there would be less ‘churn’ in player turnover this summer.

Mourinho has backed up those claims, once he found out what Woodward actually meant.

“First of all yesterday I had to ask a friend about the word churn,” Mourinho joked. “Because I had no idea, it’s 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.

“He’s completely right, of course we speak about it, what next and we know that we have a squad that like every squad needs changes but we know also that our squad has potential, has good players, many of them in the best age, the age of evolution.

“It’s not our philosophy independent of the numbers, can you spend £1m £10m or 100m, it’s also the philosophy, the idea and we look at it in this way.

“We prefer to bring two three or four players, players that feel an idea, a football we try to play, that can improve our squad, we are not interested in signing six or seven or sell six or seven, we are not going to play this game, we are stable, so we think our market in the summer will be soft, will be natural.

“Some players to leave, some players to come but in a very natural way so I think the word Ed used was a good one.”

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