“A Team Without A Brazilian Isn’t A Team” Says Mourinho
Manchesyer United boss Jose Mourinho says that he is keen to work with more Brazilian players at Manchester United- but says he doubt he will be able to entice Chelsea into selling Willian.
Mourinho brought Willian to England during his second stint as Blues boss, but says he doubts that Chelsea will sell him to United. The only Brazilian in the current United squad, Andreas Pereira, is on loan at Valencia.
In an interview with ESPN Brasil, Mourinho said, “I think that a team without a Brazilian isn’t a team. But also, a squad with three or four Brazilian athletes, depending on their profile, cannot make a great team too. I’m kidding!
“I think their talent is fantastic and the creativity of the Brazilian player cannot be measured. If a European team, like, very European, could have a Brazilian in their squad, it would bring a ‘Brazilian thing’ to the game and I think that’s very important.
“I worked with Brazilian players in every team I coached, and I enjoyed [them] a lot, everything they can give and also every problem they can create! But honestly, I enjoyed a lot, and who knows we can have a Brazilian in the squad next year.
“I don’t believe it will be Willian, because Chelsea won’t make it possible.”