Mourinho doesn’t want Fabinho
The Manchester Evening News are usually a reliable source of information on Manchester United.
On Tuesday many Manchester United supporters are unhappy with their update on the reported chase for Monaco’s Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabinho.
In recent days, with moves for Victor Lindelof and Alvaro Morata close to completion, Manchester United fans have got excited about Fabinho being the third major signing of the summer.
Man United fans want Fabinho
This excitement was based on some spurious Twitter accounts but Fabinho does look like a good fit for Manchester United.
Fabinho is now a defensive midfielder who looks capable to battle and control the middle of the park, as well as provide cover on the right.
However, the Manchester Evening News report that Jose Mourinho is now not interested in Fabinho.
Matic & Dier targeted
Two players have been earmarked by Jose Mourinho for defensive midfield: Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) and Eric Dier (Tottenham).
This is despite the fact that Jose Mourinho shares the same agent as Fabinho: Jorge Mendes.
Of the two defensive midfielders mentioned, Matic seems much more likely to join Manchester United than Dier, who is a key player at Spurs.
Matic was not always preferred to Cesc Fabregas last season and if Chelsea sign Tiemoue Bakayoko, they may be willing to sell the Serb.
The Manchester Evening News add that Nemanja Matic is “open” to a move to Manchester United.
See how Manchester United fans reacted to the Fabinho news below.
Probably not what United fans want to hear, but understand Mourinho has no plans to move for Fabinho
— James Robson (@JamesRobsonMEN) June 13, 2017
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) June 13, 2017
To be honest, whenever the English media contradict foreign reports. That's when you know a deal is close to completion. #Fabinho
— A²0 (@Schweinmaster) June 13, 2017
Hahahaha no Fabinho this is going to be a repeat of 2015 summer
— o rly (@FletcherLad) June 13, 2017
We go for Dier or Matic over Fabinho this window is a straight 3/10. They're poverty options ffs.
— Paulo (@illumounati) June 13, 2017
Matic and Dier over Fabinho? pic.twitter.com/jOTwvMMZEz
— SJ (@sarahjayneeee_) June 13, 2017
#MUFC not pursuing Fabinho but are chasing 29 year old CFC bench warmer Matic. And we wonder why we struggle as a club now ffs.
— Jaydn (@JaydnMUFC) June 13, 2017
— °•Lucas•° (@Lucas_MUtd) June 13, 2017
If we go for dier or matic over Fabinho I'll be fizzing!!!
— Ryan Gray (@RyanGrayy_) June 13, 2017
It would be incredibly confusing if Fabinho wasn't even on our list of CDM targets….
— Dave (@Dave797) June 13, 2017