Jose Mourinho makes ridiculous claim about Manchester United & Real Madrid

Inter were in big trouble, Real Madrid were in big trouble, Manchester United in big trouble.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is to take a complete break from football this summer, but he will not spend his free time finding a place to live in Manchester after choosing to continue his residency at the Lowry Hotel.

Mourinho highlighted his experiences taking charge at Inter Milan, Real Madrid and United as he told the Portuguese newspaper - using the English phrase - that he always joins clubs in "big trouble".

Smalling alongside Phil Jones and Luke Shaw was targeted by Mourinho's comments suggesting the trio were not fearless enough to play through pain.

"What does "big trouble" mean?" It means that they are teams that want to win but are thousands of miles away from winning'.

Manchester United continue to be linked to a host of star players as Jose Mourinho aims to challenge for Premier League success next season following a disappointing domestic campaign last time out when the Old Trafford club finished sixth.

If the transfer goes through, he will be the first player signed by Manchester United this summer. "One thing is the size of the club and the history of the club and the other is the actuality of the club".

"When I'm sitting down with the manager and the medical staff, we set out a timeline and then we try to shave it and push and push", Smalling said.

The Premier League said on their website that the information was correct as of 29 May, but a player's status could have changed since that date.

United won the EFL Cup and Europa League in Pogba's first season back at United after signing from Juventus in a world-record transfer. But Smalling, 27, added: 'I don't think I've got anything to prove (to Mourinho).

He's already agreed on a £30.7million deal for Benfica's Victor Lindelof and is closing in on Alvaro Morata.

  • Julie Sanders