United Not Sweating Over Real's Revival Of Interest In De Gea

Gladys Abbott
July 17, 2017

United had looked close to signing Madrid's Alvaro Morata this summer, with Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho suggesting that they had only switched focus to successfully acquiring Romelu Lukaku from Everton because Blancos president Florentino Perez refused to budge on the asking price for the striker.

The United boss stated at the weekend that it was Madrid's decision not to sell the Spain global and conceded that a deal to bring him to Old Trafford is unlikely.

As reported by goal, Herrera said: "Of course I wanted to have Morata as a team-mate, he was very close because the two clubs negotiated".

Morata is clear in his understanding that he is not first choice under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.

The German worldwide has become one of the best central midfielders in the world since joining Madrid from Bayern Munich in 2014, and Mourinho has made no secret of his admiration for the 27-year-old.

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While United missed out on Morata, the club snapped up Lukaku and made the striker the second most expensive transfer in British football history, behind only Paul Pogba. United's only other summer signing, Victor Lindelof, also appeared for the first time. Of course, playing against Madrid is a good test for us.

"It's a shame he's not with us but he's a top striker and will do well wherever he plays". You never know until the end though.

Griezmann was their No1 target going into the transfer window but Atleti's transfer ban ultimately saw him sign a new contract and stay. "Things can happen in the last days of the market, but I wish Alvaro the best".

"It is a right of Madrid to ask for their players the amount they want".

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