Man Utd news: Woodward set to discuss transfer plans with investors after Mourinho demand

Man Utd news: Woodward set to discuss transfer plans with investors after Mourinho demand

Woodward is set to address the club shareholders on the New York stock exchange.

And top of his agenda, according to the Manchester Evening News, will be Jose Mourinho’s transfer plans.

Mourinho is keen for greater investment as he looks to catch Manchester City and make an impression on the Champions League.

Mourinho spent £150m in the summer but trails City by eight points after 12 games.

Manchester United have lost twice and drawn twice this season while City have only been stopped once – by Everton in a 1-1 draw.

And Mourinho is concerned Pep Guardiola’s side will run away with the title.

He wants more investment in January after having to make do with only three new signings in the summer after requesting four.

He was left without an additional wide man after deals for Ivan Perisic and Gareth Bale failed to materialise.

Mourinho now wants deals for Antoine Griezmann and Danny Rose to help his squad and may also look for another centre-back with Victor Lindelof struggling in England.

Mourinho is said to be using interest from PSG as a bargaining tool for more investment after guiding United back into the Champions League and winning two trophies last season.

United won the EFL Cup and the Europa League – as well as the Community Shield – last season, but are still without a league title since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

And Mourinho feels he needs more support to make his side a genuine force.

Woodward will discuss the strategy for January and the summer next week when he reports the quarterly results on the stock market.

United have recored record revenue of £581.2m and operation profits for the last financial year – boosted by the return to the Champions League.

Published at Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:22:19 +0000

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