Jose Mourinho will know that the pressure will be on him as he gets ready for his second season in charge at Old Trafford. Jose has historically been a second season manager, winning the league with all his teams so far.
And Jose is looking for players which would take United to the next level. He spent most of last year trying to convince Antoinne Griezmann to sign for United, but was ultimately unsuccessful.
Now Jose has made it clear to Ed Woodword that he wants to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham to spearhead his attack next season.
Jose wants to launch a world record bid for the English captain, as he feels that Kane would add that clinical touch that United currently lack. The Spurs boss, Daniel Levy would loath parting with Kane given that Spurs are building an immensely talented team around the striker.
Kane, who finished as the league’s top scorer for the second successive season would attract a huge bid, something around 100 million.
But the lead would still be problematic to pull off, as Kane loves Tottenham and has recently signed a five year contract with them. But it would prove to be a major coup for Jose and United as they would be buying a world class striker to their club.
This is how Kane responded to rumours of him linking up with Jose this season,
‘Football for me ain’t about money and I don’t think it’s for a lot of players,’ Kane told ESPN.
‘It is what it is. People go to different clubs for different reasons.
‘I’m very much at Tottenham because I love this club and I see it going in a great direction and I feel like we’re one of the best teams in England and in Europe as well, so I’m excited for the future ahead.
‘I’m a Spurs player and that’s where I want to be for the foreseeable future.’
‘I have a great relationship with the manager. I have a great relationship with the fans, the club here, so there’s no reason to change that.
‘We’re a team going in the right direction and again this year I expect us to be up there fighting for that title again and hopefully we can turn some our ambition into wins.’