Mourinho plotting January swoop for Valencia's Carlos Soler

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In United's UEFA Champions League home meeting with FC Basel in mid-September however, Pogba was forced off with what was initially expected to see the former Juventus man miss only a few weeks of action.

They face West Ham on Sunday.

The Portuguese boss spent heavily in the summer and attained for three of his four summer targets with Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic all arriving at Old Trafford.

Pogba has kept himself busy while he has been on the sidelines.

The signs of a re-emergence in terms of form were there.

But it is de Jong's form this season that will really rub salt in Benitez's wounds.

And according to The Independent, Jose Mourinho is looking to address this issue with the addition of Carlos Soler in January.

United are still lacking a little bit of firepower as a result, especially in the absence of Paul Pogba, and now The Independent claim Mourinho will push for Soler to solve the problem.

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