Mourinho: United May Not Sign In January

Mourinho: United May Not Sign In January

By Nigel Philips

Jose Mourinho reveals it is uncertain that Manchester United will make no player additions in the January transfer window, saying the club does not have the clout to attract any big player on the market currently.

Mourinho’s Red Devils sit seventh on the Premier League log with 21 points, 14 points adrift leaders, Manchester City, in a 13-game run which has seen many followers of the club criticise the players and the manager for non-performance.

The January transfer window presents an opportunity for Jose Mourinho to augment his side, but the Portuguese trainer told a press conference that looks quite impossible.

"Honestly, I don't think we are going to sign," Mourinho said. "If we do, I would say one player. I don't see us going more than that."

"Is Manchester United, by its history, by its dimension, bigger than Tottenham?" he said.

"With all respect, Tottenham is an amazing club, but I think everybody would say yes. Can you buy Tottenham's best players? No, because they don't sell.”

"Of course, they are so powerful that they can say no. A few years ago, who was Tottenham's best player? Michael Carrick. And a few years later, who was the best player? [Dimitar] Berbatov.”

"Can we go there now and bring Harry Kane? Dele Alli, [Christian] Eriksen, Son [Heung-min]? Can we go there and bring those players here? No. So who is more powerful now? Them or us?

"I know that we have to do better than what we are doing, absolutely, we have to do better, but one thing is to do better and another is to compare ourselves with what Manchester United was in the past because it is impossible."

"Not just because Manchester United was fantastic, but because there was a big difference to the others and now it is not like that."