Mourinho jokes about Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes transfer saga

It's that time again.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho took a slight jab at former employers Manchester United and their seemingly endless transfer saga for Bruno Fernandes.

So far this month, the club have been already linked to the likes of Jude Bellingham, Jack Grealish, James Maddison, Raul Jimenez and many other players. This is obvious as the club is now experiencing the worst start to a league campaign in 30 years.

With both Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba on the sidelines, and are expected to remain out of action till the latter stages of the season, the lack of creativity, goals and quality within the line-up instantly dries up as they have lost to the likes of Arsenal, Burnley and Liverpool this month.

The relationship is still between Paul PogbaFrance midfielder, between his club management Manchester United English, Greatly tense, and it seems that the player's departure from Old Trafford is imminent next summer, in light of the player's continuous exit from the technical staff's accounts, whether due to repeated injuries, or problems that he raises from time to time.

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Sources had told ESPN that United agreed to personal terms with Sporting CP star Fernandes over a move in this transfer window. Mourinho said. "So you go to Lisbon and he's not coming?"

Also, in regards to the intelligence he shows within the game, he has the quality to drive his team forward from midfield through his dribbling and movement on and off the ball. This Portuguese is a natural midfielder or can play as an attacking midfielder. That is why United needs him the most.

While United's transfer team, including chief negotiator Matt Judge and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, with assistance from super agent Jorge Mendes, attempted to broker a compromise deal, Glazer stepped in to pull the plug.

As reported earlier, Manchester United are ready to pay Euro 60.5 million for Fernandes. The new development could offer a window of opportunity to Tottenham Hotspur, who have been monitoring the Portugal worldwide as well.

  • Lawrence Cooper