Fresh from guiding Manchester United to success at Wembley yesterday, José Mourinho has major plans to further strengthen his squad this summer after winning his first major trophy for his new club by beating Southampton in the EFL Cup final.
The Sun report Mourinho, who was speaking to Sky Sports, wants to add “two or three” stars as Manchester United continue the next stage of their transition.
“I think with this group of players, the squad we have and the difficulties we are having during the season, I think we are more than fine.
“I think we will be ready in July to open the door for two or three good players to help us to improve our level.
“You reach a certain level of stability, you find your way to play, your philosophy and this is very important.
“We are stable in the way the team plays and we need one more push.
“The next push is the next transfer window.
“We didn’t use it in the winter and we are obviously going to use it in the summer and trust the players we have.
“Like Mr Woodward was saying, we will keep a huge percentage of the players we have at this moment in the squad.
“We need the next push.”
The club have been heavily linked with Atletico Madrid’s Antonie Griezmann as well as Monaco’s Bernardo Silva. Mourinho has previously said he knows who he wants and his targets are realistic, while the club will not enter the market for players who are impossible to sign, after being linked with Neymar and Sergio Ramos in recent seasons only to see both players sign bumber new deals at their clubs.
Mourinho has eased the pressure by winning his first trophy at Manchester United, although he was quick to point out he regards the Community Shield as a piece of silverware too despite being overlooked by many. David Moyes also won the Community Shield in his short stay at the club.
The 53-year-old has also become the first Manchester United manager to win a trophy in his first season, and with the club still in the FA Cup, Europa League and not mathematically out of the Premier League title race, the opportunity is there for Mourinho to achieve an historic first season at the club where Champions League qualification will be the icing on the cake.
Damien McEvoy, Pundit Arena