Jose Mourinho Gets Good News from Manchester United in Transfer Market

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, Manchester, December 11. Mourinho will be given time by United's hierarchy to turn around his squad. Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

Jose Mourinho will be given ample time to turn around Manchester United's fortunes, according to a report.

The 53-year-old Portuguese, who took charge at Old Trafford in the summer following a failed English Premier League title defense with Chelsea, will be given two more transfer windows in order to establish the squad he wants, the BBC reported Wednesday.

Mourinho spent heavily in the summer, breaking the world transfer record for £89 million ($112.7 million) Paul Pogba from Juventus.

But there remain areas of the squad that need attention, in the wake of three disappointing seasons for the English giant, first under David Moyes and then Louis Van Gaal.

United could not accomplish what Liverpool did in the summer 2016 transfer window, in getting rid of unwanted players for a total sale of £77.8 million ($98.5 million), ensuring Jurgen Klopp's club turned a profit despite several high-profile additions.