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Mourinho to ditch defensive plans and sign another attacker

Jose Mourinho could be ready to abandon his plans to sign a left-back this summer as he looks to spend his funds in attack instead.

Manchester United have long been speculated to be interested in signing a new left sided defender having spent the season with converted winger Ashley Young as the first choice option.

Luke Shaw is seemingly out-of-favour with the Portuguese manager and has squandered a number of opportunities to stake a claim.

The Red Devils have been linked with a move for the likes of Alex Sandro, Danny Rose, Jordi Alba and Kieran Tierney to name just a few, but according to The Independent, could be set to abandon those plans in favour of signing a new attacker.

Despite Jose Mourinho stating back in January that he wouldn’t be bolstering his attacking options, United have been linked with signing a number of forwards this summer including Gareth Bale, Marko Arnautovic and Mario Mandzukic.

United finished the season without £75 million striker Romelu Lukaku who was out through injury, and struggled in his absence with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial failing to step up to the mark.

It is claimed that Mourinho is keen to add another big, strong striker in the mould of Lukaku to be a backup option for the Belgian, and is willing to sacrifice his desire for a left-back to facilitate it.

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