Jose Mourinho has revealed that he said an “emotional” goodbye to Wayne Rooney before the Manchester United captain ended his 13-year career at Old Trafford and returned to Everton.
This summer has seen the most distorted market to date – one where, as Mourinho states: “The odd thing is now I am used to seeing teams paying big amounts for big players”.
The academy graduate opened the scoring in the first-half after a mesmerising run by Martial had allowed him to convert at the far post.
“Then we opened [it] because I always have this feeling that when a player has the desire to go, I don’t like to stop them. They will probably play on Sunday [against Valerenga]”, he told the club’s official website.
“Not like last season, when Chelsea and Liverpool played all season one match per week, with all the others playing in Europeans competitions – especially us, playing in Europa League”.
“Last year, with my difficulties, they helped me a lot”.
He continued: “The first thing I noticed when I came to the meeting room on my first day with the team, the manager had a meeting and you just felt something special”.
Manchester United boss Mourinho, suggested Liverpool and Chelsea would find it hard to handle the demands of domestic and European football next season. He did Lindelof and Lukaku, he knows I would like two more players, but he also knows I have balance.
“And I think the fact that everybody of the top seven, because I have to put Everton in the top seven, every one of us is in Europe”.
“This year we want to win trophies – and that’s what we need to do as a club like City – but we are not the only one with that aspiration”.
Cape Town – Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy believes Romelu Lukaku will start “hitting his peak” this season, after signing for the Red Devils.
Mourinho also finds himself back in the Champions League, a competition he has won twice and reached the semi-finals of on a record eight occasions. United finished sixth last season, 24 points behind champions Chelsea. “It feels great (to be a United player)”, Lukaku said in Washington. “In fact, I nearly had to beg to let them let me go”.
He said: “I’ve been working to be a pro since I was 11 years old”. I am Romelu Lukaku and I want to create my own history.
“I don’t think the feeling from him [towards Real] is very good”. United will wait to confirm the severity of Ander Herrera’s injury, after the midfielder was forced off against Real, while Juan Mata remains doubtful for the Barça clash after suffering a knock in the win over Real Salt Lake, though he trained alone on Monday.