Jose Mourinho is supposed to come good in his second season in charge of clubs but Manchester United have finished their season without a trophy to show for their efforts after their 1-0 defeat against Chelsea.
One man who was part of the Blues squad has reportedly attracted Jose Mourinho’s attention with a view to a summer transfer – Willian.
However, the Brazilian wasn’t in the starting lineup at Wembley, will be 30 next season and has fallen out with Antonio Conte, who is reportedly the main reason that he wants to leave the club.
The playmaker has quality but any swoop would smack of Mourinho’s usual short-termism and after the acquisitions of Nemanja Matic and Alexis Sanchez, United do not need any more older players.
Mourinho is a short-term manager and there is a risk that signing aging players will leave quite the mess behind for his eventual successor to clean up.
Yet, the United fans don’t seem to see it that way…
United desperately need players with experience, who really cares if he's 30. The average age of the squad will reduce after this years transfer window.
— T (@captainholt1) May 21, 2018
Last year we bought a lot of younger players with longevity. Pressures of the modern game and the need to deliver instant success make it perfectly justifiable to buy proven talent. Zlatan showed age is irrelevant.
— Fred The Red (@redfreddevil) May 21, 2018
Who cares about age. We need experience. We need a right sided winger and Willian would be perfect. Martial has had enough chances now. He will also be sub at Chelsea, he's better off going abroad
— Dan J Earl (@DJEXXIII) May 21, 2018
Willian is alot better player tho
— Paul Sheen (@PaulSheen14) May 21, 2018
Good point but Willian is just the sort of all energy, good technique player wee need right now. His slight frame makes his age less relevant. Good for two seasons easily.
— Tim Walker (@Back2LayTrader) May 21, 2018
Short term if can be champions,why not ?
— hen (@henlim83) May 21, 2018
Martial has had his chances simple as, willian is a much better player currently and is proven.
— Andy Taylor (@atyl1972) May 21, 2018
Mourinho needs short-term players. This is his make or break season.
— Man Utd❤ (@1ManUtdFan_) May 21, 2018
But willian not bad👍
— sirmoody (@sirmoody1) May 21, 2018