Jose Fonte and Fabinho wanted by Jose Mourinho

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It's fair to say that new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has already made quite the impact at Old Trafford. 

The self-proclaimed Special One has helped the club claim the Community Shield, while he has guided his side to three consecutive victories in the Premier League. 

In terms of results, it's been an ideal opening few weeks of the new season for the former Chelsea boss. 


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Mourinho has also enjoyed a remarkably prominent transfer window. Indeed, the revered coach has landed the quartet of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba. 

Pogba, of course, joined the club from Serie A giants Juventus for a record-breaking £89 million. 

Two more additions? 

But will Mourinho add another name to his squad before the close of the transfer window? Well, that remains to be seen, but it appears that it's something that really could transpire. 

Duncan Castles of the Daily Record has suggested that United could yet sign two more players before Wednesday's deadline. 

The report claims that the new United chief would still like to strengthen the centre and right side of his defence. 

It appears, then, that Southampton captain Jose Fonte and AS Monaco full-back Fabinho could yet head to the Theatre of Dreams over the coming days. 

Fonte, 32, would most definitely add a great deal of experience to the United defence, while Fabinho, who is still only 22-years-old, is recognised as one of the most exciting right-backs in Europe. Fabinho has already admitted that he could yet depart Monaco before the deadline. 

"With the Champions League it's not bad staying at Monaco," said Fabinho last week. "I'm not certain of staying, but at the same time, there's more of a chance of me staying than leaving."

On the way out 

There's every chance, however, that Mourinho will also offload one or two players in the coming days. 

In fact, the same report claims that United have been working on a deal to offload Argentina international Marcos Rojo to La Liga outfit Valencia. 

Rojo has endured a disappointing couple of seasons in Manchester and has failed to secure a key role under Mourinho. The United manager may well have to sell a couple of players before adding to his squad. 

United fans: should Mourinho swoop for Fonte and Fabinho? Have your say below! 

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