Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly added Atletico Madrid attacker Yannick Carrasco on his transfer shortlist at Old Trafford.
According to John Richardson of the Mirror, Mourinho is intent on roping in Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco to Old Trafford. The United boss was reportedly in the stands to watch the 23-year-old in Belgium’s 1-1 draw against Netherlands.
Carrasco moved to the Vicente Calderon last summer from Monaco for a reported fee of €20 million. Since then, he has gone from strength to strength and has become a key part of manager Diego Simeone’s plans.
In the 2015/16 season, he made a total of 29 appearances in Spain’s top flight, scoring four goals and assisting one. However, this time around he has already managed to surpass that tally with an impressive return of five goals and two assists to his name from a meagre 11 matches played.
The 23-year-old also scored in last season’s Champions League final against arch-rivals Real Madrid and was one of the better players on the night. He may have lost the game, but he certainly won over a million hearts around the footballing for a persevering display in front of a packed at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy.
He would undoubtedly be a welcome addition to a Manchester United side that seems to have lost the plot in the initial stages of the season. After winning the Community Shield and their first three matches in the league, things looked to be headed on the right track for Mourinho and his men.
After spending nearly £150 million in the window to secure all four summer signings, United were expected to challenge for the top spot, let alone an automatic Champions League berth.
However, with 11 games done, the Red Devils find himself in a heap of bother, languishing in sixth place on the Premier League table. They will face a tough challenge against Arsenal next weekend, and failure to win to win that much could see their title rivals make up a consolidated lead on them.