The Manchester United boss is ready to spend big again to get the club back to the top of the English game.

His ex-club Chelsea look a shoo-in to regain the Premier League title and Mourinho wants to leapfrog them next term.

Top brass at Old Trafford are ready to back their man and finance a push up the table.

Mail Online report the Portuguese has a list of four players in each position he believes needs strengthening.

Antoine Griezmann is understood to be the club’s No.1 target, but it appears they’ve taken measures to ensure they are not left empty handed if the Frenchman doesn’t end up in Manchester.

Antoine GriezmannAFP

Antoine Griezmann is a top target for Manchester United, but they're covered if he doesn't sign

Jose Mourinho and Paul PogbaAFP

Jose Mourinho broke the world record to bring Paul Pogba to Manchester United last summer

United could face a battle with Prem and European rivals to get the Atletico Madrid star so backup options are being considered.

Mourinho is also covered if other top names snub a switch.

United signed four players last summer and could do the same again.