Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits that January could be a busy month at Old Trafford.

While insisting he is not a fan of the mid-season transfer window, the United boss has confessed that he may be forced into being active.

“I’m not a big defender of the January market but there are players and situations that sometimes you have the chance to do and you shouldn’t lose that chance,” he said. “I don’t like the January market just to buy, but if you can buy in January a player that you would buy in June or July and you have the chance to get him a few months before, then great.”

Last January, Mourinho sold Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin who were both surplus to requirements and the United boss admits players may leave if they request to.

“I think for the right price,” Mourinho said of potential outgoings. “That’s my approach as a manager. I think every player has a price. If a player is not happy, if a player brings with him the request with the number that we consider a good number for us – like with Memphis and Morgan – I would never say no.”