MANCHESTER UNITED are embarking on a summer season spending spree concentrating on gamers advisable by Jose Mourinho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is plotting a significant overhaul of his squad having seen the facet slip to a dismal sixth-place end within the Premier League final season.
However a number of the gamers on his buying listing have been scouted because of ex-boss Mourinho telling United to start monitoring them.
It means Mourinho’s legacy at Previous Trafford may final for years, six months after his sacking, if the gamers he highlighted to observe are snapped up over the switch window
It was the Portuguese who first instructed his scouting division to maintain a detailed eye on Harry Maguire – and he needed to signal the England defender final summer season.
However the membership failed to come back by by agreeing a deal for the 26-year-old, leaving their supervisor with a defence woefully brief on high quality and a frontrunner final season.
United are actually deciding whether or not to outbid Manchester Metropolis by assembly the £80million valuation Leicester have placed on their star centre-back.
Within the mean-time they’ve approached West Ham over the provision of two of their younger gamers – Issa Diop and Declan Rice.
Once more they solely began monitoring the 2 Hammers stars after Mourinho instructed they had been skills who may thrive at United.
Rice’s shows in a holding midfield function final season had left an impression on the ex-Chelsea boss who thought he may make the perfect goal for this summer season.
And he additionally brazenly admitted United had completed one thing fallacious by failing to identify the talents of defender Diop, who West Ham signed from Toulouse for £22m final summer season.
Diop impressed Mourinho a lot that the supervisor known as him a “monster”, and criticised his membership’s scouting division.
It led to the 22-year-old Frenchman being put beneath shut scrutiny over the rest of the season, ensuing within the membership attempting to make a bid final week.
West Ham rejected their provide of £45m plus a participant – who SunSport revealed was Phil Jones – and insisted neither he or Rice are on the market.
Phil Jones dealing with Manchester United exit fears after being supplied to West Ham in part-exchange switch for Issa Diop