English Premiership

Mourinho only wants 'engaged' players

2017-04-01 13:37
Jose Mourinho (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Jose Mourinho isn't prepared to sign any players for Manchester United if they are overly concerned about the local weather or location.

Mourinho has had a mixed start to his first season at Old Trafford with Community Shield and EFL Cup wins slightly overshadowed by their league position.

The Red Devils are currently fifth in the Premier League, four points outside the top four but with two games in hand and Champions League qualification remains in the balance.

Looking ahead to the summer transfer window - in which United are reported to be interesting in signing Antoine Griezmann - Mourinho is adamant the club will only seek out players "dreaming" of playing for United.

“If a player wants to move to London, enjoy London – we don’t want you,” Mourinho said.

“If the first thing you think is where you’re going to live, well, think Los Angeles.

“Galaxy would be the first choice and then Vitoria Setubal, go to the beach every day. There are beautiful places to live and to play.

“We want people who are really engaged with the first contact.

“We want people that if I call some guy or if Mr Woodward calls some player or some agent, we want people who are immediately engaged, immediately dreaming about coming.

“This is the profile of players we want. If you don’t want to come to us, good luck, enjoy your other club.”

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