Manchester United supporters in the Transfer Tavern are anticipating the arrival of more players as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen their chances of league glory.
The most dominant team in Premier League history have failed to win the division since the 2012-13 season, as we enter the fifth season since their last league title, our resident United fans are hopeful that this is the season when their wait for league glory is concluded.
For most teams, this doesn’t seem a particularly long time, indeed many supporters in the Tavern have never witnessed their side winning the league. However, for a team that has won the title for a record 13 times, a four-year drought does constitute failure.
Mourinho’s willingness to address this situation has been demonstrated with the amount of money he has spent.
The Portuguese manager broke the world-record transfer fee for the signing of Paul Pogba last season, and he also paid Everton a staggering £90m for the services of Romelu Lukaku.
Our landlord believes that Mourinho should continue this trend of exercising the club’s vast financial power by signing Serge Aurier from PSG.
The Ivorian has faced troubles with the Parisian team, and Mourinho could be the best manager to ensure that the 24-year-old remains professional on all occasions. Except for the Champions League, the £12.75m-rated defender has won everything in France; perhaps this is the most suitable time to embark on the next chapter of his career.
While Antonio Valencia has led the club in an exemplary manner, United’s player of the year is now 31 and fast approaching the conclusion of his career.
Aurier could become the perfect replacement, or Mourinho could opt to deploy him at left-back a position in which United have struggled for constituency and continuity.
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