Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho has money to spend. The new manager is currently looking for transfers after early favorites for the Red Devils transfer shied away from negotiations.
Thus far, here are five major transfer deals fans are looking out for.
Making good on the commitment to train and develop young talents in-house, the Red Devils signs up 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford. The young striker made an impressive debut on the field sending a goal during the Australia-Sunderland game. Once he signs his new contract, the young striker can expect up to £35,000 (AU$ 71,217) weekly salary.
Another young player on the list, 19-year-old Cameron has been granted an extension with a long term contract, Manchester Evening News reports. The 19-year-old first played for the Red Devils in November, making 14 appearances overall. His short stint was enough to garner him the Red Devils’ Under-21 Player of the Year award.
Jose Mourinho retains Wayne Rooney as the Red Devils captain. Mourinho quickly established rapport with the main man of the team by asking the captain what needs to be done to bring Manchester United’s former glory in the football field. Rooney is currently playing in the international friendlies.
Ryan Giggs or Rui Faria?
Though the 42-year-old assistant manager has trained Manchester United’s legends and has seen them come and go, his 29-year career in the club is on the line.
When Mourinho stepped in, according to Mirror, rumors about him bringing close friend Rui Faria to serve as the new assistant manager started spreading.
When news broke that Mourinho is set to be Manchester United’s new manager, Juan Mata’s team was quick on the move to talk to the club’s executives. History has shown that Mata was already given false promises by Mourinho back in Chelsea. However, after three weeks, the two-time Chelsea player of the year was sold to Manchester United. Though Juan is keen to talk with his new manager, only a weeks’ worth of time will tell if Mourinho won’t be selling him again.