Did Manchester United Really Try To Sign Willian?

Did Manchester United Really Try To Sign Willian?

There was not much to expect from the end of the transfer window when it came to Manchester United. Their summer looked very well planned-out meaning that they signed all they needed days before the final day transactions could be made.

Everyone thought the same as there were no problems nor any shortcomings regarding the way the squad looked for the beginning of this Premier League season.

According to Soccernews, there was one last day attempt to bring in a right winger just an hour before the summer transfer window deadline.

Willian was apparently targeted by Mourinho who is known for being a believer in the destabilization of rivals through market moves and has worked successfully with the Samba star in his second time at Chelsea. Even though the Brazilian winger is world-class, United didn’t really need him right now.

Jose Mourinho can use formations that allow several different players to work both within wide and narrow formations, while still feeling comfortable on the pitch. The squad have the speed, the skill and the stamina to do whatever Willian could have done if he joined the Red-Devils.

Honestly, it is hard to believe this bid was really made as Willian has become a first team regular at Chelsea this season under Antonio Conte and possibly would have had more serious competition at Old Trafford than at Stamford Bridge.

As long as Luke Shaw returns to form United do not seem to lack depth in any of the key positions.