We take a look at 5 players who Jose Mourinho should be looking to bring in next summer.
The fact that Valencia will turn 33 come the start of next season means that Manchester United are in need of a younger, able replacement for him in the summer. Fabinho is one player in particular that the Red Devils have been linked with in the past. The 21-year-old Brazilian will be eyed as a long term prospect at right-back by Mourinho.
Highly versatile, the AS Monaco player is capable of playing both in midfield or at full-back. The player himself spoke about his intentions to leave the French club at the end of the season. Jose Mourinho will no doubt be provided with the requisite transfer funds to bring in the players to challenge Manchester City for the title; should be looking to scoop up the Brazil international in the summer.
4. Andrea Belotti
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic retiring or potentially even moving on to a new club after this season; Mourinho needs a replacement for the Swedish legend.
Belotti is quick, industrious and has a superb eye for goal. He has a powerful shot and is capable of finishing with both feet. The Italian has also been praised for his work-rate on the pitch. Mourinho would be keen to the partner the prolific Italian with Lukaku upfront; easing the pressure on the Belgian forward.
3. Mesut Ozil
Mourinho has said in the past that Özil is the best number ten in the world and hugely appreciates his talent. Manchester United are in dire need of a creative spark in midfield; as Henrikh Mkhitaryan has struggled to maintain consistency, since joining from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in 2016.
Ozil is one of the best playmakers in the world; executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward should leave no stone unturned in his efforts to bring him to the red side Manchester.