Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United is not all smooth sailing at the moment. There have been rocky waves and high tides in the form of Premier League rivals and a second place finish in the Champions League. Although Jose wants to change things in the roster, the higher ups arent on board with the idea.
Just a week after Mourinho’s agent, Jorge Mendes, issued a statement claiming United were “very happy” with the Portuguese manager, he is on another feud with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
In the summer, a Mourinho move for Toby Alderweireld was vetoed against and now when Victor Lindelof is injured and Phil Jones is underperforming , no one in the board room seems ready to go for a centre back in January.
United have been linked with a number of players, including Alderweireld (again), Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and Inter Milan’s Martin Skriniar.
Mourinho wasn’t happy with the absence of the Glazer family during the Valencia match. A source close to Mourinho reportedly told the Telegraph: “Nobody important from the board of directors was there in Valencia. We are near the beginning of the transfer window and nobody knows anything.
“They are not working on selling players, they are not working on buying players. And they have 58 scouts and three scouting bosses. It is ridiculous. Jose believes this is not the best way to rule a football club.”