However, the signing of Matic and Lukaku have galvanised the player, as he has looked a totally different player form last season at the beginning of the season by asserting his authority in matches.
The article explains that Mou has put in a request for a midfielder as a result of Paul Pogba's ongoing injury problems.
Mourinho worked with Ozil for three seasons at Real Madrid and the World Cup winner was part of the Portuguese coach's side that won the La Liga title in 2012.
Carlos Soler's buy-out clause is 80 million euros; he renewed terms with the coastal club in May.
And according to The Independent, Jose Mourinho is looking to address this issue with the addition of Carlos Soler in January. It's worth noting that various newspapers have linked United pair Matteo Darmian and Marouane Fellaini to Valencia in recent weeks. United have missed his dominance in the middle of the park, as we are now eight points behind our bitter rivals, Manchester City who have capitalised on our indifferent form to open up that margin at the top of the table.
The Frenchman spent time recuperating in Miami in October and has since returned to Manchester, where he has been training with United's reserves.
It is reported that Valencia need to raise around £40million by then and they could do that if they qualify for Europe's premier club competition.
Sources inside the Spanish club insist that Soler, an academy product, is way down the list of players that they want to sell but, equally, concede that a big offer from United would force the hand of a club still struggling to balance the books.