Jose Mourinho has claimed that Manchester United won’t be focusing on bringing in more attacking players this summer after the signing of Alexis Sanchez in January.
The Chilean forward arrived in a straight player-swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way to join Arsenal. Mourinho was delighted to bring in a player with guaranteed world-class quality with a winning mentality that can hopefully rub off on the rest of the squad.
Already fighting back against the rumours that will inevitably come out this summer, Mourinho insisted all reports linking United to players are wrong.
“I don’t want attacking players so don’t speak about attacking players that are coming here because nobody is coming here,” Mourinho said.
“We have Mata, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial, Alexis, I don’t want attacking players.
“So speculation in the summer you have to go to other areas, attacking players I am really happy.”
United have been linked with every high-profile player around, as they always are. But Mourinho says there is no chance of him looking for more attackers. in summer, as frustrating as that may be for journalists.
”We have Alexis, Lukaku, Martial, Rashford. All of them apart from Lukaku can play from behind as the second striker that’s why I say that it’s bad for you because you like to have things to write and speculate, especially in the summer,” he continued.
“We have to improve not in the quality of the players. We have to improve in the dynamic in the team, and in the efficiency, because even today it is a game to score more than two.”
It may all be a game of bluffing from Mourinho to distract attention from the summer rumours. However, it’s unlikely to work, because there will always be stories about United’s interests in top players.