Jose Mourinho didn't exactly earn himself any fans when he declared the £300 million he has spent at Manchester United as 'not enough' to win the Premier League.
After a torrid winter period, United have effectively kissed goodbye to their title chances with Manchester City commanding a record-breaking 15 point lead. It would take an unprecedented series of defeats and a historic loss of nerve for Pep Guardiola's men to finish the season anywhere but first.
The Portuguese bemoaned: “One thing is a big club and another thing is a big football team. They are two different things.
“We are in the second year of trying to rebuild a football team that is not one of the best teams in the world. Manchester City buy full-backs for the price of strikers."
So, the natural way to respond to Mourinho's moaning would be to, well, spend money.
That's easier said than done, though, and the Special One's frustrations with the negotiations of Ed Woodward this summer were all too public. There was the general feeling that Mourinho wanted far more players than just Nemanja Matic, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku.
Whether or not United will open the war chest in January is unknown but they will if Mourinho has anything to say about it.
The Special One has trained his crosshair on a Premier League star, valued at £40 million, that the club isn't keen on procuring - leading to tension at Old Trafford.
According to the Daily Mail, Mourinho is becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of enthusiasm to sign Tottenham's Danny Rose.
The full-back has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for sometime now with a rogue point to the Spurs' badge this month doing little to quell the aftershocks of an explosive summer interview.
Mourinho is seeking a world-class left-back and believes Rose suits perfectly as a player with Premier League experience and the potential for an instant impact.
As for the club, they believe Luke Shaw can still be a success in the position despite inconsistent form and a run of injuries since his move from Southampton in 2014.
The disagreement has contributed to friction between club and manager with moves for a central midfielder, to replace Michael Carrick, and an alternate winger to Ivan Perisic also desired.
Looking at the Premier League table, what do United have to lose?
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