Manchester United executive chiefs are set to postpone the proposed renovation of Old Trafford stadium as Jose Mourinho prepares for another summer blowout.
Mirror Sport reported that The Red Devils had planned to increase the capacity at their home stadium from 75,000 to 88,000 this summer.
But another report from Mailsport reports that those plans are now on hold in order to fund a summer spending spree for boss Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho had earlier charged the club’s management to spend like City are doing and United chiefs, including executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, are ready to prioritise Mourinho’s recruitment strategy over the upgrade to the stadium.
Although United have spent £300 million already since the arrival of Mourinho to Old Trafford, the Portuguese has demanded substantial backing in the transfer market this summer to enable his side prepare for next season.
The club believes that reinvestment in Mourinho’s playing squad is the better option as the club look to challenge significantly in the Premier League and Champions League next season.