I wanted Nemanja Matic, not Eric Dier, says José Mourinho

GK David De Gea

GK David De Gea

United have the chance to show their true capabilities when high-flying Tottenham arrive at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Mourinho, the Manchester United manager, claimed at his pre-match press conference on Friday that despite being linked with a £50 million for Dier during the summer transfer window, eventual recruit Nemanja Matic was always his preferred target.

That was months after Mourinho had reportedly made attempts to sign the England global and, the book further claims, it led Pochettino to hold talks with the player to tell him he would not be leaving the club.

Shaw is reportedly anxious that he has no future at Manchester United but it is the big Belgian that concerns Mourinho.

Shaw made just his second appearance of the season as the Red Devils beat Swansea City in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening, but played only the final four minutes of the match with victory already all but assured.

Pochettino has a good reputation for working with youth and has established himself as one of the most highly rated managers in World football for the work that he has done so far during his time with Spurs.

Asked about Shaw at the end of his press conference ahead of Saturday's meeting with Tottenham, Mourinho said: "I'm anxious about Fellaini and not about Luke Shaw, because Fellaini finishes his contract and Luke Shaw doesn't".

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'He used to call me his son.

"To lose again, I think it is going to happen".

José Mourinho says he has no problems with Ander Herrera for his comments after the loss to Huddersfield and has praised his character instead.

Mourinho has guided United back into the Champions League this season after winning the Europa League in May.

The injured midfielder has become a key figure for Mourinho, but his contract expires at the end of the season and the extension clause has already been triggered.

"Luke Shaw was just honest".

Jose Mourinho was asked about Luke Shaw's future and had no interest, instead offering an opinion about the contract stand-off with Marouane Fellaini.

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