Manchester United have turned to Jose Mourinho in a bid to regain the Premier League title. The trophy-hungry boss will be handed a huge transfer kitty in order to rebuild United's lopsided squad following the departure of Louis van Gaal.
The Red Devils have a number of exciting young players in their midst, but Mourinho will know he will need to make signings in key areas if they are to lift the Premier League crown in 2017.
Business so far
With Mourinho having only been installed as the club's manager on 27 May, United have not made any significant moves in the transfer market. It has, however, been reported that they already declined the chance to sign Benfica's 18-year-old midfielder Renato Sanches, who has since joined Bayern Munich.
What they need
In order to launch a serious challenge for the Premier League crown this season, United will need to make signings in a number of areas. In particular, the Portuguese will want to buy a new centre-back, a dominant central midfielder, a right-sided midfielder and a star centre-forward.
Fortunately for the new boss, he will be handed the finances needed to attract virtually any player he wishes to sign, as United strive to reassert themselves in English football.
Who could join
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been strongly linked with a free transfer to Old Trafford and is a self-confessed fan of Mourinho, having previously worked with the Champions League-winning boss at Inter Milan. The record-breaking Swedish star would command a huge salary, but would also bring a feeling of glitz and glamour back to life at United.
Who could leave
Out-of-contract United stalwart Michael Carrick may leave United this summer, having enjoyed a trophy-laden 10-year period with the Reds. He could be joined by Argentina international Marcos Rojo, who has underwhelmed since moving from Sporting Lisbon in 2014.
David de Gea, meanwhile, has been persistently linked with a move to Real Madrid but following the departure of Van Gaal, the Spaniard is said to be open to the idea of staying.
What the manager has said
"I think what the fans are expecting me to say is that I want to win. I think what the players need to listen to is I want to win," Mourinho explained upon his appointment. "And more than that I need the supporters and the players to feel that I say that, not just for the sake of saying it, but because I think we really can."