MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS – Starsport brings you the latest rumours and transfer gossip from Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho refused to talk about his January transfer plans when asked in a press conference today.
“I think in this moment we have to focus on ourselves and to do better or get better results,” Mourinho said.
“I think is very difficult, for example, to go to Stamford Bridge and do better what we did in terms of performance. We had three points in our pocket and left with only one.
“In other matches we should have better results and until end of December we have to focus on what we have in potential, what we have in problems, what we have in quality and try to go.
“Because in this moment we are outside the top four and we have to push hard and to work hard and try to get into this top four position.”
United are reportedly targeting Mat Ryan to replace David De Gea at Manchester United.
The Brighton stopper has impressed in England since joining the Seagulls in 2017 and is now a regular in Chris Hughton’s side.
And the Australia international has seemingly caught the eye of Mourinho, who are planning for life without De Gea.
The Spain international is yet to sign a new deal at Old Trafford and his future at the club is uncertain.
According to The Sun, the Red Devils believe Ryan, who joined Brighton from Valencia for £5m, could be the man to replace him between the sticks.
Anthony Martial has given United boss Mourinho a lesson with his return to form, according to Arsenal legend Martin Keown.
“I think back to when Manchester United lost 3-1 at Watford seven games into Jose Mourinho’s tenure,” he told the Daily Mail.
“It felt like that game was enough to convince Mourinho that he did not trust Martial and Luke Shaw.
“Both men have worked their way back into his plans and are a lesson to the United manager that he should not make his mind up so quickly.
“You hear United players say that Martial is on another level when he trains.
“He is an exceptional talent who purrs across the pitch when he plays.
“Now he is being given a serious platform by his manager, the forward is flourishing.
“He keeps putting the ball in the back of the net and that forces Mourinho to keep picking him. He is proving why he must play.
“You can see he wants to make things happen. He did not make France’s World Cup squad and seems determined to find a way back in.”