NO MOUR CREDIT FOR ROM DEAL
JOSE MOURINHO believes in telling it like it is.
That was something he illustrated by revealing he does not deserve the credit for Manchester United signing striker Romelu Lukaku.
And that is despite the United boss working with the Belgian when he was a young striker at Chelsea and also placing him on a list of targets he gave to the club’s CEO Ed Woodward. Mourinho (below) has effectively given the credit to Woodward for what has immediately been a successful signing. But at an initial cost of £75million, the Red Devils chief also says it cannot be regarded as a bargain, despite Lukaku, 24, scoring an impressive eight goals in his first eight matches after yesterday’s strike at Southampton. Straight-talking Mourinho said: “I don’t think Romelu signing was my influence. “We paid the money that Everton asked for and we paid the player the wages that his agent asked for and we paid the agents’ commission that they asked for. “I think that was the way. I don’t see another reason.
“Will he be a bargain? No. We paid what Everton asked for. The selling club is the club that decides the amount. With Romelu, my club decided to pay and they got him.” MAN ★ CITY new is boy Bernardo Silva known as ‘Bubblegum’. Why has the £43million been buy from Monaco by given that nickname It’s his team-mates? sticks because the ball to the midfielder’s foot!