Mourinho has good news for Real Madrid fans


Jose Mourinho has admitted defeat in his attempts to sign Alvaro Morata while also ruling out a bid to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.

The Manchester United manager was speaking at a press conference after watching his side beat LA Galaxy 5-2 in the first of their five-match US tour.

Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku bought made their first appearances in a Utd shirt after coming on as part of widespread changes at the break.

Notable from the victory were two early strikes from a bulked-up Marcus Rashford, a second half holding role display from the returned Andreas Pereira and Mourinho’s decision to play with three central defenders and two wing-backs throughout the 90 minutes.

However, it was two Real Madrid forwards who caught the headlines afterwards.

“We have never thought about it because he is too much of an important player for his club, of great economic power,” Mourinho said when asked about a possible bid for Ronaldo.


“We have not been able to find for whatever reason anything that could have made us think that Ronaldo could leave.

“I am not a defender of my club once I waste time on players who are mission impossible.

“He [Morata] belongs to Madrid. Madrid have decided and we have not come to an agreement. It is simple, it is a shame.

“He is a player who made it to the first team with me [when Mourinho was manager of Real]. We have a special liking for him, he is someone special.

“I enjoyed watching his evolution at Juventus and Madrid.

“It is like that. I don’t think he can end with us.”