Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly met with the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to discuss transfers.
The Portuguese tactician had seemed to voice thinly-veiled concerns about United’s work in the transfer market so far this summer, after only three signings coming in.
According to the Manchester Evening News, this puts the Red Devils a long way off what Mourinho feels he needs to turn the club into genuine title contenders again this season.
The report suggests this fear has also been triggered by watching on as Liverpool have splashed the cash on four new recruits, bringing in big names in Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson to address the key areas of weakness in their squad.
United, meanwhile, still look in need of a new centre-back and arguably also a left-back and attacking player to boost their chances, but nothing seems to be on the horizon with just three weeks left of the transfer window.
While no specific targets seem to be named in the MEN’s report, rumours have popped up elsewhere linking United to some big names.
The Daily Mirror claim Leicester City and England star Harry Maguire is seen as an ideal solution in defence, while the Daily Mail note Mourinho’s admiration of Chelsea winger Willian as he’s linked with Barcelona, who supposedly fear United could still hijack the deal.