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Mourinho confirms summer transfer target

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Manchester United will target a midfielder this summer as they look to replace the retiring Michael Carrick.

The Portuguese announced a few weeks ago that ageing midfielder would be hanging up his boots at the end of the current campaign, and had accepted an offer to join his coaching staff.

While all the debate in recent days has surrounded the role of Paul Pogba, United are also facing up to the prospect of losing Marouane Fellaini on a free transfer, with reports that he has agreed to move to Juventus.

Speaking to the press on Friday, Mourinho confirmed that he will be looking to sign a new midfielder in the summer transfer window.

“We need to sign a midfield player because we are going to lose Michael Carrick.

“Of course we need balance in the team and I said that months ago. You can accuse me of many things but you cannot say I lie to you.

“When I don’t want to say things, I don’t say, but I don’t take you in other directions. So I told you we don’t want to sign any strikers or wingers, and yes we are looking for a midfield player.”

United have been linked with a number of midfielders in recent months, including Arturo Vidal, Toni Kroos, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Jean Michel Seri to name a few.