Manchester United 'were interested' in Real Madrid's Morata before completing Lukaku deal

"We have players that belong to the squad but can not play for the next few months; Marcus Rojo, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Zlatan if he stays so we still need two more players I would say, at least one". It is obvious, it is public and we have not reached an economic agreement.

The reports claim Perez has told Zinedine Zidane the Spaniard will be his main striker next season if Real fail to bring Mbappe to the club.

During the Q&A Mourinho revealed his desire to sign two more players this season, complementing the acquisitions of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof.

The 24-year-old striker is now with Real Madrid in the United States for their pre-season preparations and there are suggestions that Zinedine Zidane would not mind having him in his squad next term. I cannot criticize Real Madrid and nor can I criticize the board at United. We do not determine what the price is of a player of Real Madrid, Real Madrid do that.

Mourinho is apparently looking to beef up his midfield options for the upcoming season and believes the 28-year-old would be the flawless player to eventually replace the ageing Michael Carrick.

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"I do not criticize Madrid and I am not going to criticize my board because my board has made the offer and they have tried to reach an agreement during a time, and they didn't come to an agreement. I am nobody to speak about players from Real Madrid", Mourinho explained, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

"I don't want to be disrespectful and be speaking about the player". However, the Old Trafford club were successful in beating the Blues in signing the Premier League striker.

"At least one, but I don't want to say Matic or any other name, because I don't think it's correct to do it".

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