Mauricio Pochettino: 'Jose Mourinho fallout in the past'


Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the near future as the young England global hopes of a reunion with his former boss Mauricio Pochettino.

"I probably have the player I didn't think it was possible to have, but we got the player I really wanted".

However, Mourinho stressed that he got the player he wanted and admits that he did not expect that Manchester United will be able to convince Chelsea to sell Matic to them.

"I don't speak about injured players so don't ask me about HarryKane, because to speak about Harry Kane I have to speak about [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, about [Paul] Pogba, about [Marcos] Rojo, about [Michael] Carrick, so I don't speak".

Mourinho told his pre-match news conference ahead of Manchester United's win over Tottenham on Saturday: "I'm anxious about Fellaini and not about Luke Shaw because Fellaini finishes his contract and Luke Shaw doesn't".

"I am always disappointed when a player, because he has a new manager, the new manager becomes the best and the old manager becomes very bad, and football is full of examples of lack of character".

Bailly hasn't featured since the beginning of the global break after picking up an injury with the Ivory Coast while Jones is continuing his recovery from injury.

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And Mourinho, who also has defender Luke Shaw nearing the end of his own deal next year, has revealed his concern at the possibility of Fellaini becoming a free-agent in the summer.

'I was happy because it shows dignity, character and intelligence to know the reason why we lost the match.

"So I think we are going to lose again".

"I have the player that I want to have, "the Portuguese said, as quoted by the Telegraph".

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But despite that fearsome run of form, Mourinho says teams are not cowering in fear when they head north.