The Red Devils boss was a significant spender over the summer, with £145m splashed out on Paul Pogba (£89m), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£26m) and Eric Bailly (£30m). Likewise, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, although a free transfer, is a huge investment given his £200,000-per-week salary.
Although the start to Mourinho’s reign was positive with three back-to-back wins in the league, a trio of defeats at the hands of Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford have called their title and European credentials into question.
But reports claim the Portuguese tactician will not be granted permission to buy himself out of trouble in January.
It’s understood the Manchester giants’ hierarchy are convinced ‘Mou’ has enough quality in his squad to work with and that additions are more likely at the end of the season.
It remains possible that Man United could use funds raised through sales to pay for new players, with The Sun alluding to Phil Jones being cashed in on to help secure another centre-back.
Mourinho’s men are back in action this week against Northampton Town in the EFL Cup.