August 17, 2017

Mourinho confirms interest in Real Madrid star

Jose Mourinho says his side are ready for the start of the new Premier League season.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho sent a clear message ahead of his team’s European Super Cup clash against Real Madrid: he wants Gareth Bale.

The Portuguese manager already expressed his desire to sign the Welshman when both teams met in the United States in pre-season.

When asked if he was considering making a move for Bale, he answered: ‘If he’s playing tomorrow, no I wouldn’t think that, it would be because he’s in the coach’s plans and the club’s plans, because he also has that motivation to continue at Real Madrid’.

‘If he is not in the club’s plans, that with the arrival of another player would mean he was on his way out, I will try to be waiting for him on the other side and fight with other coaches that would want him on their team’, the Portuguese coach explained.

The European Super Cup sees the Champions League and Europa League winners go head to head. An extra-special clash for Mourinho who faces his former side.

‘You haven’t heard much from me since I left Madrid. I went relaxed having given it my all. More than ever’, Mourinho said.

Jose also confirmed the absences of Shaw, Young and Rojo, out though injury, while Jones and Bailly are suspended.