Ekun Samuel, 25 November 2016
After an emphatic victory and a brilliant display from the Red Devils over Feyenord in last night's Europa League Cup, it all seems promising for Man United with games ahead. But Mourinho seems not trustworthy of his wingers, especially Mikhitaryan who was substituted in the second half. He has been a regular bench warmer for Mourinho's side.
Despite leaving the Bridge after a horrid last seasons campaign, Jose Mourinho still fancies some of his old guards, regardless of having a falling out with majority of the players.
Chelsea's Brazilian winger Willian, who was the clubs best player for the year last season is on the radar for Manchester United. Willian was almost Mourinho favourite player last season before he was sacked, and he was never criticised by the Portuguese due to his outstanding performance last season.
Man United has been closely monitoring the situation of the Brazilian who has gradually fallen to the bench. Willian was allowed home last month after the death of his mother. And the Spaniard Pedro has seem to cement the right wing position, as he has taken advantage of his opportunity.
Pedro despite his slow start to life in London, the Spaniard was described this week by Conte as being the ‘perfect’ player for his 3-4-3 formation. With two goals and five assists so far, he is all looking back to his best days in Spain with Barcelona.
According to the Daily Star, this has alerted United, as they weigh up a move for the 28-year-old Brazilian this winter.
It is believed Willian would cost around £40 to be prized away from Stanford Bridge. Would Antonio Conte be willing and ready to allow his star man leave, especially to his close rival?