Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Deal Me Out

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Deal Me Out

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JOSE Mourinho won't have access to United's transfer kitty in January to bolster the Reds season - unless an exceptional target comes on the market.

The United boss could have righted the Old Trafford ship by then after hitting choppy waters in the last three matches with defeats against City, Feyenoord and Watford.

But having spent almost Pounds 150m in the summer - on Pounds 89m world record buy Paul Pogba, Pounds 27m on Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pounds 30m on Eric Bailly, plus wages for free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic - United are not expecting to do business in mid-season.

A January splash won't be ruled out but it would need an unexpected name becoming available for the Reds to move.

Mourinho's predecessor Louis van Gaal didn't make any January purchases in his two-year spell in charge, but did bring in goalkeeper Victor Valdes at no cost. …

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