Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho has categorically stated that he is looking for specialists in every department of play for Manchester United, and not exactly utility players. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager was addressing his first press conference after being named as the Red Devils' manager on Tuesday.
The highly-revered football manager has also revealed that he is on the lookout for four players to add to the depth of the squad this summer. United have officially announced the signing of defender Eric Bailly and forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and will be announcing the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund in a day or two.
"We made a nucleus of four priorities, four positions, to give a certain balance to the squad and a certain push in terms of quality and in terms of the qualities that I need and want," Mourinho was quoted as saying by the club's website. "As you know, especially the ones with more vision. I am a manager that likes specialists and not so much the multi-functional players. I am very clear in my model of play so I need specialists.
"We decided four targets. Until we have the fourth we are still working hard," he added. "Myself, the structure, Mr [Ed] Woodward, the owners â€” we are working hard on that. When we have the fourth, I breathe, we all breathe. We will not get the fourth on 31st August. We will get it before that and then we are stable."
Manchester United take on Bournemouth in their first match of the Premier League 2016-17 season on August 13.