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PEO­PLE close to Manch­ester United boss Jose Mour­inho be­lieve the club didn’t do enough to sign Ivan Perisic in the sum­mer. Mour­inho wanted to make four sign­ings in the sum­mer and af­ter cap­tur­ing Vic­tor Lin­de­lof, Ne­manja Matic and Romelu Lukaku, he set his sights on bring­ing a wide player to the club. Perisic was Mour­inho’s pref­er­ence but In­ter Milan were un­will­ing to do busi­ness de­spite United of­fer­ing around £40mil­lion. The Croa­t­ian re­mained at the San Siro at the end of the trans­fer win­dow and then signed a new con­tract. Mar­cus Rash­ford and An­thony Mar­tial have played wide for much of the sea­son for United but been in­con­sis­tent lead­ing Mour­inho to rue the fail­ure to sign Perisic. And ac­cord­ing to the Manch­ester Even­ing News, sources near to Mour­inho think United didn’t offer close enough to In­ter’s £50m price tag, and that has led to Mour­inho com­plain­ing about trans­fer bud­gets. That claim comes as the Por­tuguese coach voiced his un­hap­pi­ness about a lack of spend­ing at United. Since he joined United in 2016, they have spent around £286m on trans­fers. But Mour­inho claimed it was not enough if they want to com­pete with Manch­ester City.

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