Jose Mourinho opens up on Manchester United’s spending plans

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United will not go crazy this summer in the transfer market.

With United losing to relegation certainties many predicted a squad overhaul this summer but that was nothing short of a pundits being overdramatic.

That said, the Reds could do with additions in a number of departments to sure things up. Especially in defence and midfield.

Mourinho’s plans to improve the defence are no secret, and the midfield needs adjusting if United are to challenge for the title or have a better go at the Champions League.

“We are not going to spend more than we can,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “We are not going to do anything crazy. We are just trying to improve a little bit more. That’s what we are going to try.

“Everybody will try to improve – like we did from last season. Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish, hopefully, second.”

A set objective by Mourinho and Ed Woodward is to find a replacement for Michael Carrick, who retires at the end of the season, and Marouane Fellaini. The Belgian refused to sign a new contract with the club and looks certain to move on.

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