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Mourinho: This is why key man joined Man Utd over rivals

Our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern have had an enjoyable start to this season and will certainly be hoping that that continues for the rest of the campaign.

Certainly, they have to be considered title challengers this season and Jose Mourinho will be hoping that the Red Devils can deliver after seeing a sixth placed finish last year.

For sure, the new signings at the club have done well with Romelu Lukaku certainly impressing and the Belgian striker apparently signed thanks to United’s extra financial clout – as per Mourinho.

Indeed, as quoted by The Telegraph, Mourinho said when asked what the reason was behind the striker joining United and not Chelsea:

“I don’t think it was my influence, no. I think that we paid the money that Everton asked for and we paid the player the wages that his agent asked for and we paid the agents the commission that they asked for.  I don’t see another reason.”

Mourinho, then, is clearly praising the work United did behind the scenes and you cannot deny that they’ve been willing to spend big in recent times.

For sure, Chelsea are by no means paupers but it does seem as though the Blues might just have to spend even bigger in the coming seasons to get the players that they want.

Landlord’s Verdict

Mourinho is probably ecstatic that he has a club in United that seems to have pretty much no financial restrictions when it comes to signing players.

He got the men in that he wanted this summer and this should prove to him that if he needs more players in January he’ll be able to do just that.

Thoughts, United fans? Let us know below!

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