It’s not been often for even the most seasoned of drinkers in the Transfer Tavern to see Jose Mourinho go back on his word.
One of the most stubborn characters in the game, the ruthless nature he has treated a certain World Cup winner in United ranks with had looked as if it would follow suit with both Juan Mata and Daley Blind.
Stalwarts of the Louis van Gaal era, both men were linked with moves away, instantly striking as the sort of talent the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ would rid of.
However, according to the Daily Record, the Portuguese has gone back on himself.
They claim that both players have convinced the 53-year old they are up to scratch, with Mata in particular impressing.
Despite selling him at Chelsea, the Spaniard’s willingness to follow tactical instructions is thought to have launched him into the good books.
Blind, meanwhile, has already sparked up a promising defensive partnership with £30m new man Eric Bailly.
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