Jose Mourinho has ruled out the possibility of Manchester United signing Alvaro Morata and also the return Cristiano Ronaldo to United this summer.
The Portuguese manager was asked about the possibility of the Spaniard ending at the Old Trafford club this summer and has admit it’s a shame that the Red Devils were not able to come to agreement with the European Champions for the former Juventus man.
He said as quoted via BBC:
“It is a shame,” he said.
“He is a player who made it to the first team with me and I have a special liking for. I enjoyed watching his evolution in Juventus and Madrid.
“But we have not reached an agreement with his club and I don’t think he can end with us.”
Mourinho was also asked about any chances of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo after his side had beaten LA Galaxy 5-2 in the first match of their pre-season tour of the United States on Sunday coming back to Old Trafford, he added:
“I am not going to get my club to waste time on players who are mission impossible.
“Ronaldo is such an important player for his club. A player of great economic power. We have not been able to find any reason that could have made us think that Ronaldo could leave.”
In June, BBC reported that the Madrid £365,000-a-week star was left upset after being accused of tax fraud and wants to leave Spain and a move back to United, whom he left for a then world record £80m in 2009, has been mentioned as a possibility.
In an ideal world, one can accept that the signing of Romelu Lukaku brought end to United’s interest in the 2-time Champions League winner who without any doubt would have be a shrewd signing for the Old Trafford club.