The fans of Jose Mourinho and Manchester United will hope that the club will spend big when the transfer window opens again in a few weeks.
After disappearing into the central target at the back, he was desperate afterwards in the summer window, that Mourinho hoped to be supported this time.
One of them will undoubtedly have to be strengthened if they fight for the title next season, but there is only one thing for some spending over the odds of a world-class center in the back will not solve United's problems overnight.
Mourinho's part is already 12 points in the absence of Pep Guardiola leaders and in all realities even a dramatic performance in shows will not see them winning this season.
The reports say that Mourinho's future is still in the air with claims that if he does not secure the top four and consequently the Champions League football for next season, then he will disappear.
It's a method that United used before. Louis van Gaal and David Moyes were both entitled once the Champions League football was no longer possible.
United's four big hopes should not be eliminated yet – we have only 12 matches in the season, but with the form of Liverpool, City, Chelsea and Spurs, to take into account there is a real risk United will miss and consequently, Mourinho could be the door.
So why does the board throw hundreds of millions of pounds into a manager who has, if the reports are believed, a real chance to be fired before the start of the new campaign?
Mourinho has already received millions to improve his back line, bringing Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof, none of whom he does not fully trust or will not seek replacement so soon.
Players with whom United is linked will not even come cheap. The Naples defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, could cost United in excess of 70 million pounds, while Inter boss Luciano Spalletti said he could cost 100 million euros to land Milan Skriniar.
Diego Godin is again linked to United, but Atletico seems to offer him a new deal to resist the Old Trafford interest, which would mean that United should pay the chances to land him.
The January market is often swollen and there is a reason why United have been detained in doing big business in the middle of the season in the past.
The decision to bring Alexis Sanchez in January last year has not proved to be a resounding success, and Mourinho commented that the reason behind his slow season was when United signed it
"It came in the worst moment of the season, which is the winter market," Mourinho said.
"That's why I do not like the winter market very much. I think that [signing Alexis] it was a chance we did not want to lose and we succeeded. "
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Mourinho said himself, he does not like the transfers since January and the chances are that even throwing hundreds of millions to this current team will not bring an immediate difference to the position in the league.
If there is any doubt about Mourinho's position at the club, he should not receive a huge half-budget transfer during the season when there is talk of a new campaign campaign.
The Portuguese had to spend the first two years of his United career, making a team of poor transfer decisions made by his predecessors, why does the same future prospective manager take over?
If Mourinho is in it for the long route, he can certainly wait until summer for the drastic restructuring of the team, after all, he does not like the winter market very much.