JOSE MOURINHO has urged Ed Woodward to sanction deals for Benfica defender Victor Lindelof and Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The Sunday Times claim the Portuguese is desperate for the Old Trafford supremo to sanction the moves.
It’s suggested Mourinho is concerned about his side’s hectic fixture schedule.
And the former Chelsea chief wants bigwigs to sanction at least one signing.
United have reportedly initiated discussions with both Lindelof and Bakayoko – but approaches have been knocked back by their respective clubs.
Executive vice-chairman Woodward wants the club to hold fire until the summer window.
He’s concerned the Premier League heavyweights will need to pay over the odds to secure their top targets.
Lindelof and Bakayoko, who are both 22-year-old, are regarded as two of Europe’s most exciting prospects.
But the Red Devils will need to cough up around £70m if they want to snap up the duo.