Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho told he can buy defender in January


But speaking recently, Mourinho played down the chances of any more than one mid-season arrivals at Old Trafford.

He posted on his official blog after helping the Red Devils to a comfortable 4-1 victory over Fulham: "After the game, I was told that I had reached both 50 goals and 50 assists in the Premier League".

Prior to the match, Mourinho denied his players were not giving their all for him.

Goals from Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku put United 3-0 at half-time before Marcus Rashford scored a fourth eight minutes from time.

"Also there was some fatigue which is understandable...but it was a good result, a good performance and good individual performances". On Saturday, he said: "You always have to be a good professional, to give everything for the club - not, like people like to say, the manager".

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Barcelona have held a long-standing interest in Pogba, but financial constraints at the Camp Nou due to the Spanish champions' wage bill make it unlikely that they would be able to pursue a move for the midfielder next month or during the next summer window.

Ferdinand, who won six league titles during his time at Old Trafford, believes Mourinho should take more responsibility for the club's failings.

"He has a lot to learn, he's 19, but physically he's compact, he's technically very good and he's a happy boy when he's playing football", Mourinho said.

Manchester United could reportedly land Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld during the January transfer window.

The scoreline could've been even worse but for some poor finishing from the home side in the second half against 10-man Fulham, Anguissa seeing red for a foul on Rashford shortly after Fulham converted a penalty to ensure that there was no late revival from the away team. "It changed the match because the first minutes of the second half were much better". I said to my players, the first half is how we get relegated.