JOSE MOURINHO has ordered his worldwide internet of scouts to ‘discover me a magician’.
The Manchester United boss fears his crew’s lack of creativity is the explanation they’re trailing leaders Manchester Metropolis by eight factors.
Mourinho is set to not play second fiddle to nice rival Pep Guardiola on the Etihad.
And he believes signing a participant who can unlock the tightest of defences — a ‘magician’ as he labelled it — will assist his crew shut the hole.
Mourinho needs his new man within the January switch window.
However he is aware of prime targets like Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann are out of attain, whereas even United’s monetary muscle can’t match the £198million Paris Saint-Germain splashed on Neymar.
Previous Trafford chief Mourinho has already spent £300m since taking on 18 months in the past.
The membership’s house owners are prepared to again him additional if his man could be discovered on the proper value.
SHAW’LY NOT Newcastle launch enquiry for Manchester United star Luke Shaw however delay by £20m asking value
Regardless of lagging behind Metropolis, United are having season.
They’re within the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, just about via to the knockout phases within the Champions League and second within the Premier League.
Newest Manchester United information
Pizza prepared for Arsenal vs United and Brighton should actually pin down Salah
from russia with love
What do Manchester United have to do to qualify?
Man United vs CSKA Moscow: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off and team news
ones to watch
Which transfers should I consider ahead of this weekend’s Premier League?
‘can’t handle it’
Gary Neville trolled by Phil after night out with Class of ’92 pals
Who makes Arsenal-Manchester United combined XI ahead of Emirates encounter?
Why is Carlos Queiroz managing Iran?
Jose’s had his Phil
Gareth Southgate in peace talks with Mourinho over Phil Jones injury
school of vard knocks
Ex-Man Utd kid got ‘tired’ of Old Trafford but can copy Jamie Vardy
Newcastle contact Man United over Luke Shaw but are put off by £20m price-tag
And United will get the chance to eat into City’s lead when they clash in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford next Sunday.
First up is tomorrow’s tea-time trip to fourth-placed Arsenal.
But United go into that huge Premier League double-header boasting the best defensive record in the division.
They are also buoyed at having scored the second-most goals in the Prem — only behind City.
Their 4-2 win over Watford at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night was the eighth time in all competitions this season that they have hit four goals in a match.