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Mourinho targets four signings


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Last Updated: 26/05/17 9:43am

Antoine Griezmann is Manchester United's primary transfer target

Antoine Griezmann is Manchester United’s primary transfer target

Jose Mourinho is targeting four top signings at Manchester United this summer, with Antoine Griezmann the primary target.

United finished the season on a high with victory in the Europa League but Mourinho wants to significantly strengthen the squad this summer as he looks to build a team capable of challenging in both the Premier League and the Champions League.

Mourinho was decisive in the market last summer as he provided chief executive Ed Woodward with a list of targets from which Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly were signed.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba joined United last summer

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba joined United last summer

And the United boss has handed Woodward a similar list of targets for this summer.

United want Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann to help address a goal-scoring shortfall that saw them manage just 54 in the Premier League last season, 32 less than top scorers Tottenham.

Ibrahimovic, the club’s top scorer last season with 28 goals, faces an uncertain future as he continues his recovery from ruptured knee ligaments and he was coy about his plans when speaking to reporters after the Europa League final.

Marcus Rashford featured heavily for United following Zlatan Ibrahimovic's injury

Marcus Rashford featured heavily for United following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury

His departure would leave a void up front for United and it is unclear whether Mourinho is ready to trust 19-year-old Marcus Rashford to fill it.

Wayne Rooney’s 13-year tenure at the club looks to be coming to an end after he confirmed he has received offers from other clubs in England and abroad, with the club captain admitting he “more or less” decided his future.

Mourinho has made signing a central defender a priority, with Michael Keane, Virgil van Dijk and Victor Lindelof the three options United are considering at the position.



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