Jose Mourinho is usually pretty successful during his second season at a club.
After having three transfer windows to mould the squad to his liking, the Portuguese boss has gone on to win the league in his second campaign at every club he's been at.
So Manchester United fans have every reason to be feeling optimistic when the new campaign eventually gets underway next month.
The Red Devils may have won the Europa League and League Cup during Mourinho's maiden season but they fell woefully short in the Premier League.
And the United boss himself will know that another sixth-placed finish will not be tolerated again at Old Trafford.
To boost their chances of success, Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof have already been added to the group and according to The Sun, a big step has been taken towards the completion of a third major signing of the summer.
The British tabloid claims United's lengthy pursuit of Ivan Perisic is finally coming to an end.
Following weeks of toing and froing with Inter Milan, it is believed a £40 million fee for the 28-year-old has now been agreed.
The Italian giants had been previously hoping to hold out for £50m but it looks like they have finally caved into accepting Ed Woodward's highest offer.
The same report claims Inter - now managed by Luciano Spalletti - have already lined up Perisic's replacement and are poised to sign Keita Balde from Lazio.
Perisic is thought to have already agreed personal terms with United and will sign a deal worth £100,000-per-week.
Previous reports suggested Mourinho was willing to offer Matteo Darmian and even Chris Smalling to Inter as part of the deal, however, a potential swap now appears to be off the table.
Perisic scored 11 goals and picked up 11 assists last season and Mourinho is clearly hoping the Croatian's direct style of play will help to turn the 15 draws his side picked up during 2016/17 into wins.
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