Football

Jose Mourinho is prepared to sell players to Manchester United

Published 2 Comments

Football News
24/7

Jose Mourinho has insisted he has no problems in selling Chelsea players to Manchester United, like the Juan Mata deal last January, and things an era is coming where the Premier League’s biggest clubs will start to sell to one another.

Mata struggled to impress the Portuguese coach ever since he arrived from Real Madrid in the summer of 2012. He was eventually sold to the Old Trafford club in the last January transfer window for a club record fee of £37.1million.

Related Articles

The reason behind Chelsea's new swagger is this £27m star
Wenger admits he regrets deal with Chelsea
Mourinho blasts FA over not punishing Wenger

At the time people question the wisdom of the Stamford Bridge boss for strengthening a rival, but he was, once again, proved right in the transfer market, as Mata could not relieve Manchester United’s misery under David Moyes.

Mourinho insisted that the tradition of previous years for refusing to sell any player to a direct rival will come to an end soon, mostly because of the changing financial landscape in European football.

"With these assets or players that are not fundamental to me it's where you - meaning, my club - have to do the best possible job for me," he told reporters.

"Is this easy to say when you are talking about good players? It's not easy. For example, [Juan] Mata to Man Utd. We are losing a very good player to a direct opponent.

Big-money arrivals of Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao this summer have meant his playing opportunities have been limited

"Would this have happened ten years ago? Maybe not. But in modern football and the new economic reality [for Chelsea], if Man Utd pays you an important amount of money he has to go.

"I'm not the sort of manager that says no - not to Man Utd. Sell Mata to Juventus or Barcelona but not Man Utd. Chelsea cannot have 20 replicas."

Problems Persist

Mata’s frustrating time at Chelsea now looks as though it could be repeated at Manchester United following the appointment of Louis van Gaal as successor to the sacked Moyes.

Big-money arrivals of Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao this summer have meant his playing opportunities have been limited and he may be forced to seek another move.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Manchester United
Jose Mourinho
Chelsea
Juan Mata
Premier League
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again