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Jose Mourinho Would Have Kept Three Manchester United Players

Jose Mourinho Would Have Kept Three Manchester United Players

Jose Mourinho may have already done his fair share of transfer deals at Old Trafford as well as being continuously linked with a plethora of stars from around Europe, but the Manchester United boss has confirmed he wish he still had some ex-United players on the books.

Before Mourinho took over, Louis Van Gaal deemed Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez to be surplus to requirements and also broke the British transfer record to sign Angel Di Maria, before selling the Argentine winger a season later.

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Mourinho has now revealed he wouldn't have sold any of the trio.

Speaking to the BBC, the former Chelsea boss also took a swipe at United's incomings before he arrived at Old Trafford.

"Manchester United sold players that I would never sell and bought players that I would never buy.

"I would never have sold [Angel] Di Maria, Chicharito, Danny Welbeck - never, no chance."

Welbeck was sold to Arsenal in 2014 in a £16m deal after Radamel Falcao arrived for his ill fated loan season.

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Welbeck's move to North London hasn't exactly gone to plan, with injuries plaguing his two and a half seasons with the Gunners. Image: PA

Hernandez, meanwhile, was never given a proper chance by Van Gaal despite being a firm fan favourite at Old Trafford, having helped fire the Red Devils to two Premier League titles, in 2011 and 2013.

Chicharito
Chicharito

Hernandez was never given much of a chance under Louis Van Gaal. Images: PA

Di Maria started off like a house on fire at the Theatre Of Dreams, becoming an instant hit among the Old Trafford faithful, finally looking like the number seven United fans had been yearning for since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.

Di Maria
Di Maria

Di Maria has looked a lot more like his old self since moving to PSG. Image: PA

The former Real Madrid man was sold a year later after injuries, a lack of form and personal problems stemming from a robbery at his home prompted him to become unsettled in England. The £60m man joined French champions PSG in a £44m deal in 2015.

Would United have been better off with Hernandez, Welbeck and Di Maria?

Have your say in the comments section, below.

(H/T Metro)

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Jose Mourinho, Angel Di Maria, Football, Manchester United, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

 

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