While Manchester United had the opportunity to bring in Virgil van Dijk, José Mourinho is opposed to the transfer of the Dutch international.
Manchester United can feed regrets. In the summer of 2017, the Red Devils were indeed well-placed to welcome Virgil van Dijk, already eager to leave Southampton. But according to The Independent, it was without counting on José Mourinho, who vetoed the bill, the technician Portuguese preferring to trust the players in place, namely Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelöf, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo…
Six months later, the Dutch international joined finally Liverpool with the success that we know. Finalists of the champions League only a few months after his arrival, the Reds have won the C1 last spring, and their defender feature, already elected player of the year by UEFA, is one of the favorites for the golden Ball and the trophy The Best.
Conversely, Manchester United, after an encouraging second place behind Manchester City, has lived the last season, especially difficult, concluded at a modest sixth place, and marked by the dismissal of José Mourinho, replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The story would have been difference if the old Saint had put his bags in the Red Devils ? United did not hesitate in any case to pay 87 million euros to attract Harry Maguire.