Willian was considered one of few Chelsea gamers who continued to carry out for Mourinho within the tough months previous to the Portuguese manger’s dismissal in December 2015, and has been in nice kind in latest weeks as nicely – his strike towards United was his fourth within the final three video games.
United have even tracked Willian with a view to a doable switch method since Mourinho was employed in 2016, and that does not look like off the desk given his response to the participant:
“Do you wish to discuss Willian? Prime, cream of the crop, he is wonderful,” he informed ESPN Brasil (quotes through Unbiased).
And with Willian within the closely fancied Brazil squad at this summer time’s World Cup in Russia, Mourinho expects the nation to do very nicely.
“In his nationwide workforce there are not any dangerous gamers. [Brazil manager Tite] is admittedly good with large membership expertise. You guys [Brazil] will do nice issues in Russia.”
United had been out there for a winger final summer time and for a very long time appeared set to signal Croatian worldwide Ivan Perisic till they had been left unable to agree a value with Inter.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has since left the membership, with Alexis Sanchez arriving in January, however United can be anticipated to chase a winger as soon as extra on the finish of the season. Willian is actually one possibility, though Christian Pulisic is one other goal and a way more long-term funding.
United are additionally probably so as to add a central midfielder and a centre-back to the squad this summer time.