Manchester United have spent heavily this summer to bring Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic to the club but Jose Mourinho seems intent on splashing more cash in the transfer market.
The Red Devils started their new Premier League campaign with a resounding 4-0 victory over West Ham at Old Trafford, where Lukaku scored a brace and Matic shone in midfield, but Mourinho wants further signings before the window slams shut at the end of the month.
Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic has been widely linked with a move to the Premier League to join Manchester United for the past month or so and there’s been plenty of rumours regarding a move. However, the time has come for the Red Devils to focus their attention elsewhere.
Speaking to Sky Italia, Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti claimed Croatian ace Perisic wants to stay at the San Siro ahead of the Serie A’s return this weekend.
“Perisic is determined to stay. There was a moment (when he considered moving), but then he spoke like a footballer who is interested in doing the right thing for his professionalism and he drew a conclusion.”
Whilst it’s a blow for Manchester United, the fact of the matter is that Mourinho’s side don’t need bolstering in the wide areas as they already boast the likes of Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial- the latter of which continues to be linked with an exit.
Mourinho would be making a massive mistake if he were to let Martial leave the club, especially if he remains in the Premier League, and the Portuguese boss needs to have some faith in the expensive recruit he inherited from Louis Van Gaal.
Martial admittedly didn’t have a great season last term but has shown flashes of his brilliance throughout his time in the Premier League, providing the evidence that he has the ability to become a superstar in the future.
Patience is needed for that to happen but Martial is already at the level where he can prove to be an asset for the Red Devils, particularly as they need strength in depth ahead of their return to Champions League football next month.