Jose Mourinho Reveals How and Why Potential Alvaro Morata Deal Fell Apart

Leicester ‘keeper optimistic over United move following De Gea rumours

The Belgium global has the hard task of replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who left Old Trafford at the end of last season after scoring 17 goals from 28 Premier League appearances.

United have splashed more than £100 million to bring defender Victor Lindelof and striker Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho speaking to the press during Manchester United's tour of America.

Should United end up going after Schmeichel, it'll reportedly set Jose Mourinho's side back at least £30M, as reported by the Mirror, for the 'keeper who kept nine clean sheets in 30 league appearances for the Foxes last season.

"He is a Chelsea player and we have to respect the club and manager and owner".

"So maybe we don't get two, we get one, but we need one more to give us more options".

Mourinho has now confirmed that Manchester United were indeed in for Morata but says he holds nothing against Real Madrid for standing firm in their valuation of the player.

"I don't like to speak about players who aren't ours, because Morata is not our player".

'I think after the champions, Chelsea, I think Manchester United is the second most successful club last season and Arsenal the third. "We do not determine what the price is of a player of Real Madrid, Real Madrid do that, and we didn't arrive at an agreement with Real Madrid". We have not come to an economic agreement, that is obvious as well. From his point of view he made the decision of wanting to play football still at the highest level. I cannot criticise Real Madrid and I can not criticise my club.

"But it's Real Madrid's right to ask for their players the amount of money that they want".

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