Neville claims Lukaku signing was Mourinho stopping Chelsea

Elias Hubbard
July 16, 2017

That stunning effort, which ended the Gunners' 30-match unbeaten run, saw him become the Premier League's youngest goalscorer five days before his 17th birthday - a record that has since been eclipsed by former England teammate James Milner and fellow Evertonian James Vaughan.

Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out a reunion at Manchester United with Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.

"It's hard, it's the same with Alvaro Morata, we have to respect the player, the club, the owner, the manager".

What happens to Chelsea if Alvaro Morata rejects them?

"What Jose likes in all the teams he has managed is a target man and if Diego Costa leaves Chelsea you think maybe Jose was stopping Lukaku going to Chelsea to make them stronger as he is probably the best target man around".

What do the club aim to achieve during this transfer window?

"It [the Lukaku deal] is good for both clubs", he said. I don't want to say any names, because I don't think it is correct.

"We do not determine what the price is of a player of Real Madrid, Real Madrid do that, and we didn't arrive at an agreement with Real Madrid".

As soon as I heard Ibrahimovic was using Carrington as his base to recuperate from the cruciate ligament injury which forced him to undergo surgery, I said I thought we could see Ibrahimovic play for United again and Mourinho has confirmed this now.

New captain, Michael Carrick is expected to start for the first time after news of his captaincy, following the exit of the legendary Wayne Rooney. He is Everton through and through. He is only 31.

Training at UCLA, The Red Devils have had a hectic training schedule under the sweltering California sun, and will be looking to get off to a winning start in the first leg of their U.S. tour.

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