Thursday, 20 July 2017
I'm not interested in what Chelsea does - Mourinho reacts to Morata's move
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he is not interested in what Chelsea does, after Alvaro Morata’s move was announced on Wednesday by his former club.
Real Madrid and Chelsea have agreed a fee for Morata, who was also a target for United this summer.
Both Premier League clubs were also believed to be chasing Romelu Lukaku, with the Red Devils signing the striker for a reported £75million from Everton.
“I’m not interested in what Chelsea Football Club does, really,” Mourinho told a news conference.
“We needed a striker. With Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] in his best condition we needed one to give cover, to give options, him and Marcus [Rashford] was not enough, especially after Zlatan’s injury.
“We got a big player, a player that I can compare with what he was a few years ago because he worked with me a few months like four or five years ago. His development was very, very good.
“We think we have a player that is now a top player in Europe, has to prove it at the highest level. There is always this point of you have to prove it at the highest level and now he has to do it for Manchester United, he has to do it in Champions League matches, but I think he has amazing qualities.
“I think with Chelsea it was obvious they were going to sign a striker especially after the situation with the manager [Antonio Conte] and Diego [Costa].
“It was clear they were going to sign a striker, they did it with Alvaro and Alvaro is a very good player for them.”
United face rivals Manchester City at the International Champions Cup on Thursday.
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