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Willian claims Jose Mourinho tried to sign him again this summer

Willian claims Jose Mourinho tried to sign him again this summer

"It is a horrendous sale".

And finally, reports in Spain suggest Manchester City has made an enquiry about whether Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets would be available to buy this summer, according to Manchester Evening News. Instead, he had to wait to make amends, jumping on the rebound after Keylor Navas spilled Nemanja Matic's effort shortly after the hour mark.

"It's the start of the Premier League and it's very important for us".

A goal to remember then, but it on a difficult night.

But then again, none of that will go down in the record books. The player himself has revealed it in an interview with Goal Brasil this Wednesday, saying it's true that Manchester United went after him.

"Manchester came to me, they talked to my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not release me in any way, but I'm very happy when the interest comes because it shows that our work is being seen". "It was certainly a position that Manchester United as a team needed to strengthen, and they've gone and done it with Matic".

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in Skopje, Macedonia, August 7. The one black mark against him was a significant one: a slip in the build-up to Madrid's second meant he lost track of scorer Isco.

"He tried, and of course he missed his chance with an open goal but he scored his goal", Mourinho told a news conference.

"There are a lot of variables that aren't easy but from the outside, it does seem strange to let that player go to a direct rival - and he will improve them". He is unhappy with the current squad at his disposal and Mourinho - heading into pre-season following a relatively trouble free summer and with his desired squad, save for a winger - can take plenty of responsibility for leaving the angry Italian short-changed on the eve of his side's title defence. That was when they were dominating, playing the ball best and creating more difficulties for us. Lindelof was not the only one to struggle and improved gradually as the game wore on.