Are Manchester United considering Marco Silva to be Jose Mourinho's successor?

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After spending big in the summer, Jose Mourinho isn't expected to splash the cash too much in January, but there is talk that he has set his sights on one player in particular.

After enduring a hard return to Old Trafford last season as the-then world's most expensive player, the 24-year-old as began this campaign in explosive fashion scoring twice and assisting three times in the opening four games.

'We hope to play a good game that allows us to get all three points, and continue showing that strength in Old Trafford'.

Mourinho reportedly still feels his side needs more strength in midfield, and according to The Independent, he believes Valencia's Carlos Soler could do just that. His club appear to have benefited from his displays, as they are now second in the table - four points ahead of the two Madrid giants, and four behind first-placed Barcelona.

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Paul Pogba's injury lay-off has been cited as a reason for the Red Devils' dip in form, with his absence having a knock-on effect on other players.

Soler has meanwhile greatly impressed United staff in the 11 months since making his debut for Valencia in December.

He has registered four assists and netted once in his 11 La Liga appearances this season, starting every match as Valencia have climbed to second in the table, and can provide a much-needed creative spark. And as much as they would not want sell youth product Soler, if a sizeable offer came in for the Spain Under 21 global, it may well be too tempting to turn down.

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