Manchester United Football Club are yet to make a dent in the bank account thus far, but it hasn’t been for the want of trying. Jose Mourinho is trying to improve the playing squad, so the side can hopefully look to better their sixth-placed Premier League finish from last season.
Earlier, reports emerged from Sky Sports that suggested Manchester United had seen their £52.4million bid for Alvaro Morata turned down. Now, we’ve been offered another update in that potential move.
It comes from Deportes Cuatro in Spain, translated by The Metro. The report says that Morata, 24, is ready to turn down other potential suitors including Chelsea – purely because of the Jose Mourinho factor.
Morata trusts our manager, probably from their time together at Madrid before both parties went their separate ways.
There was also interest from AC Milan, but it is thought that the forward doesn’t want to go there because they are Juventus’ fiercest of rivals – a side who he played for a year ago.
In 26 La Liga games (14 starts) last season, Morata scored an impressive 15 goals and tacked on 4 assists for his teammates. Considering he didn’t really play that many minutes, that is a solid return from the young man.
I’m a fan of his, but to see a £50+million bid get rejected by Real in the hope that they want more than that worries me. Straight away, the pressure will be on the young forward to perform and score goals on a weekly basis which is obviously easier said than done.
I guess that we’re in the capable hands of Mourinho and we should trust whatever decision he ends up making.