MOAN FUELLED BY FAILURE
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.