“Get me world beaters” – Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho sends message to the Club owners the Glazers

On a good day, Manchester United manager  Jose Mourinho should be speaking about his team rather than opponents Juventus and how club owners the Glazers and Chief Executive Ed Woodward have supported him to the hilt to return the club to the apex-where they belong.

That top-class centre-back the manager wanted? Done. That supporting striker he also wanted? No issues. Only it did not really work out like that during the summer.

Indeed, it got to the point where leading Manchester United figures were making counter-press briefing to assure journalists and fans, that transfer money was available for the appropriate players.

The tactician had to make do with Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant and the three players have made only seven starts between them since linking up with the side in the summer.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager would have expected more after penning a new contract in the month of January.

Since the Portuguese was appointed the manager, he has splurged over £374million. In that same time frame, Serie A champion Juventus have spent only £45m more, aided by the then world transfer record sale of France international Paul Pogba to Old Trafford.

The Turin giant have got better value for money spent in every area – often using loan and installments deals to sign players also – and adhered to very strict pay structure.