MOURINHO WANTS MANCHESTER UNITED TO DO WHAT THE CLUB HAVEN’T DONE IN 10 YEARS

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has urged the club to make more than one signing in the January transfer window for the first time in 10 years, according to Manchester Evening News.

Manchester United have started the season poorly with the Red Devils currently placed eighth in the Premier League, nine points behind league leaders Manchester City.

Mourinho reportedly believes Manchester United could mount a belated title challenge if the club sign the right players in the January transfer window.

The report also claims Mourinho is convinced United could force our way into a title race he has described as ‘wide open’. The top five are separated by just five points.

Mourinho wanted a centre-back and a forward during the summer transfer window and has reportedly told the board he still wants those positions to be strengthened in January.

The last time Manchester United signed more than one player in January was in 2009 when the club signed Serbian duo Zoran Tosic and Adem Ljajic from Partizan Belgrade, as well as Ritchie de Laet from Stoke.

Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United from Arsenal in January but the Chilean forward has failed to impress.

Manchester United have been linked with Arsenal midfielder Aaran Ramsey, whose contract will run out at the end of the season, but it is yet to be seen if the club will make a move for him in January.