Six signings to ‘Mourinho-ise’ Man United if he takes over in the summer

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Updated: February 9, 2016

Manchester United’s reluctance to spend during the January transfer window, despite requiring added firepower up top, extra speed out wide, further depth in defence and laying six points off a Champions League spot, has only enhanced the theory that Jose Mourinho will replace Louis van Gaal in the summer.

After all, why shell out untold fortunes in January if you’re going to bring in a new manager with new ideas who will want new players just six months down the line? Likewise, the evidence suggesting the Speical One will be in the Old Trafford hot seat next season has only grown since the winter window slammed shut, with BBC Sport reporting that negotiations are already underway.

So with that in mind and the summer window by no means as far away as it may seem, we’ve taken a look at SIX signings that could help ‘Mourinho-ise’ Manchester United – bringing the club’s current squad closer towards the Portuguese’s notoriously pragmatic philosophy…