Manchester United endured a season with no silverware last term, for Jose Mourinho, this will simply not be good enough.
Red Devils fans will have been frustrated with last season, despite finishing second. They were so far behind cross-city rivals Manchester City both in terms of points and their style of play. Young players once again didn’t get much of a chance, and transfers didn’t pay off.
The high profile transfer deal to bring in Chilean Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford, in a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan just did not quite work out. Sanchez slowed down attacks, and wasn’t either the goal scoring or creative force United hoped for.
The aim of Mourinho is simple, to win trophies. Unlike Sir Alex Ferguson, who was creating a dynasty and had an interest in bringing through young players, the concern of the Portuguese is on instant success. He wants experienced players, ready to stand up and be counted.
Jose Mourinho will be desperate to prove he is still one of the best managers in the world, and will therefore be fuming the club have not signed these two players…