?Jose Mourinho is said to be seeking the backing of the Manchester United board this January, as he looks to bolster his defence with some big money signings.
The Portuguese has come under heavy scrutiny for United’s slow start to the 2018/19 season, which has seen them slip seven points behind league leaders Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool in addition to being fired out of the Carabao Cup with an embarrassing home defeat to Championship Derby County.
Mourinho is of the belief that ?United’s poor start is down to the fact that the lack of summer reinforcements, and is urging Ed Woodward and the United board to provide him with the necessary funds to rectify the situation in January.
According to ESPN sources, Mourinho wants that backing to prioritise rebuilding his currently leaky defence. Those same sources are suggesting that Inter’s Milan Skriniar and AC Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli are the two individuals who are being lined up by Mourinho.