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Mourinho Disagrees With Woodward Over Defender Pursuit

Amuda Segun



Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has disagreed with the club’s chief executive Ed Woodward over the Red Devils’ top defensive target in the January transfer window.

The Daily Express say that Woodward has identified Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane as the first choice defensive transfer target but Mourinho is not in support of the proposed move.

It was further revealed that the Manchester United chief executive is ready to spend over £75m on the French international centre-back to make him the most expensive defender in world football.

Dutch and Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk is the recipient of that title.

The newspaper publication then cited the report from the London Evening Standard on the preferred defensive transfer target for Jose Mourinho.

Tottenham Hotspur player Toby Alderweireld and Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar are said to be the top two targets for the Portuguese tactician.

Mourinho was keen to strengthen his defence during the summer’s transfer window but the club was able to sign new players in both the midfield and fullback positions.

His major priority in the upcoming transfer market remains a new centre-back to improve his defence.

Manchester United have kept just two clean sheets in the Premier League this season.

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