Manchester United are searching for two full-backs and an attacking midfielder – and want them in at Old Trafford in this transfer window.
Sportsmail understands that United officials have told agents that they are on the lookout for players in each position before the end of the month.
The move is a clear indication that Jose Mourinho will be given extra funds to strengthen his injury-hit squad for the second half of a campaign which has seen rivals Manchester City surge 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho is hoping to sign two full-backs and an attacking midfielder in January
When asked, following Monday’s morale-boosting 2-0 win at Everton – injury-hit United’s first victory in four matches – if he would be backed in January, the Portuguese responded: ‘Can we improve now or do we wait until the summer? I cannot say.’
It would appear that those in the boardroom are attempting to ensure that the squad strengthening happens sooner, rather than later.
Word has been sent to a number of top representatives,