Manchester United are yards out in their pursuit for Champions League qualification next term.
United’s robust squad needs a spark after experiencing a run down from the start of the season. The club have suffered some of the worst hits since Mourinho took the wheel of the club two years ago.
They are spotted with flaws this season, dull in their frontlines, shabby in their backfield, and have a huge leak in their centre.
United were completely battered by Manchester City at the Etihad, pointing out the frailties in the club.
Midfielder Paul Pogba was absent in the Manchester derby, however, it was glaring enough that United already have water above their chins and set to drown completely if no quick fix is provided.
Vice chairman Ed Woodward refused to plough funds into the club in the summer, and the club got hammered heavily, as can be seen in their huge drop in display this term.
Woodward looks to have taken a sting from their languid showoff this first half of the season and is willing to sanction funds to bring in a new recruit through the January window.
22-year-old Roma star Lorenzo Pellegrini is their preferred target and according to Italian Corriere dello Sport, has been offered a four-year deal by the Red Devils.
Talks are in the pipeline, but there’s a wall–Roma want to keep their star man–however, United are prepared to double more than his current salary to prise him away from the Italian capital.