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These pictures show how sure Morata was of joining Man United

These pictures show how sure Morata was of joining Man United

Mourinho shocked Chelsea by swopping ahead of them in the race for Romelu Lukaku before signing him in a £76 million deal. I cannot criticize Real Madrid and nor can I criticize the board at United.

However transfer dealings between Real Madrid and United are rarely straightforward.

"We have players that belong to the squad but can not play for the next few months; Marcus Rojo, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Zlatan if he stays so we still need two more players I would say, at least one".

Matic is likely to miss Chelsea's pre-season tour to Asia amid talk of United's interest, but Mourinho would not be drawn on his former player - only his summer intentions.

However, it wasn't just Chelsea who were left looking a bit silly - according to Marca at least, who saw a photo of Morata on his Instagram page with very short hair indeed - that looked like it had been dyed red. "We've not come to an economic agreement, that's obvious as well". "He's a striker, so we're not speaking about a multi-functional player or [one who will] create doubts about positions on the pitch, he's a striker and normally strikers score goals", Mourinho added. It's not for us to put a price on a Real Madrid player.

'We have options. Good options, good players, but a target man, a clear number nine - we thought that was Romelu'.

Jose Mourinho needed a world class frontman and Morata needed more first team football having been in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema for too long.

"I do not criticise Madrid and I am not going to criticise my board because my board has made the offer, and they have tried to reach an agreement during a time, and they didn't come to an agreement".