Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen his side, and the way his team is performing right now, he will have to be ready to spend big during the January transfer window if the Red Devils want to finish anywhere near the top 4 or the Europa League trophy.
No matter the current scenario, Manchester United is no doubt a big club and have always had deep pockets. The only problem is that everyone in the Premier League has a deep pocket nowadays, thanks to the revenues from massive TV rights, which is not always a bad thing. Role of agents and the so-called super-agents have started to gain prominence as the big clubs no longer have the bargaining power they once had.
One such agent is Jorge Mendes. He is no stranger to Manchester United fans. He manages Angel di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Jose Mourinho and everyone else who is Portuguese. Some say he virtually owns the Wolves. And thus it comes as no surprise that when Manchester United want to sign Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez, they will have to turn to Jorge Mendes.
Both players have helped Nuno Espirito Santo’s side move to within just six points of the top four, less than two years since their promotion back to the top flight.
In Jimenez, United believe the Mexico international has the right attributes required to lead the line at Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old has scored eight league goals this season and Solskjaer thinks the forward would offer something different to the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, as reported in the Sunday Express.
As for Neves, he is said to have had his admirers at United for some time.
The report adds that Solskjaer has grown fed up of the media circus surrounding Paul Pogba and believes that Neves could be a natural replacement.