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Manchester United tell Jose Mourinho to develop players at Old Trafford?

United tell Mourinho to develop players?
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Manchester United reportedly tell manager Jose Mourinho to try to develop his current first-team squad rather than rely on making new signings in each window.

Manchester United have reportedly indicated to Jose Mourinho that they want more focus placed on developing the current members of the first-team squad.

Mourinho has previously suggested that he wanted to add to the ranks at Old Trafford before the end of the transfer window, but United failed to make a signing during the latter stages of the summer.

A new centre-back had been expected to arrive at the Premier League giants, and according to The Mirror, money has been made available to bring in what the club believe to be the 'right' players.

However, the report suggests that the United hierarchy did not want to pay over the odds for players who did not come with a resale value, nor did they want to focus their attention on anyone who could only hold down places in the team on a short-term basis.

Instead, Mourinho has allegedly been instructed to get the most out of his current squad, as well as begin to bring through more players from the academy setup to mirror the progress being made by neighbours Manchester City.


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1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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