Mourinho will need to sell players if he wants new signings

Manchester United FC: Jose Mourinho's second season at Old Trafford - the fans' verdict

In an effort to reduce spiralling wages, Manchester United could sell some stars in January

But he has spent the last few weeks stepping up his work at United's Carrington training complex.

Manchester United have informed manager Jose Mourinho that he must ship out some of the fringe players at Old Trafford before he can bring in new recruits in the January transfer window. A super-club would need a super-coach. Money helps but it certainly does not guarantee success. However, only against Spurs did this actually work, where they won by a narrow margin of 1-0.

Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, October 31.

Sources said that Mourinho was exasperated by the delay in signing Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, with last-minute haggling over a small difference in valuation denying the player the chance to participate in the summer tour of the United States.

United currently sit in second after a decent start to the season, but recent results have left them eight points adrift of leaders Manchester City, who are already odds on favourites to lift the Premier League title in May.

"He has to stay as Mourinho".

All of that aside, call me a cynic, but this PSG speculation feels like Mourinho is pushing pretty hard to get a new long-term deal at United. Mourinho, he's still dealing with some players that he didn't really want in his system.

Woodward is set to address the club shareholders on the New York stock exchange.

United are wary of UEFA financial Fair Play regulations so are keen to let some players leave in a bid to lessen the wage bill.

He recently talked up what was happening at PSG, saying: "At the moment in Paris there is something special". Even during the start of the season, he helped the team a lot.

After Laurent Blanc, the owners turned to Spaniard Unai Emery.

Pogba has been sidelined for two months with a hamstring problem and missed the last 12 games. Mourinho has changed his mind: French football is now an attractive proposition.

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