Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Manchester United 'very happy' with Jose Mourinho says agent Jorge Mendes

Manchester United 'very happy' with Jose Mourinho says agent Jorge Mendes

United paid Shakhtar Donetsk £52 million for the Brazil global, but he has only started six Premier League matches.

'There have been more rumours of Jose Mourinho leaving Manchester United, ' said Mendes.

"Of course, Lindelof and Alexis, we don't even speak about them, but we need answers and for sure we are going to play with players not at the maximum of their potential, but players that will make themselves available like Smalling and Jones did".

"I think that when the team is defensively stronger and doesn't need in midfield people who are more anxious about giving balance in the team than creativity, and the day we are stronger defensively, then the horizons change for Fred".

Mourinho has questioned United's character and competitiveness after the disappointment of draws against Crystal Palace and Southampton, asking whether the team had enough "mad dogs".

The Brazilian cost £50m but has been dropped by the manager, with the midfielder not in the 18-man squad for Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

"[We are taking it] step by step", Mourinho said when asked about Fred in Friday's media conference.

We are waiting. The club can give us communication about this.

It's a major blow for the Gunners while they are preparing for Saturday's Premier League match with Huddersfield. You've got to take the positives from somewhere and that's the job of the management to say: "'Right, there were certain things we can take positives from, then build on it'".

"The game is not going to be 11 against zero, it's going to be 11 against 11".

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