Willian Reveals Why Mourinho Failed To Take Him To Manchester United

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Chelsea midfielder, Willian, has revealed how he almost sealed a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United before committing his future to the Blues.

The Brazilian international endured a tough start under Antonio Conte, after being named Chelsea’s Player of the Year in Mourinho’s final season at Stamford Bridge.

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Willian found himself behind Pedro and Eden Hazard in the team, but still scored eight times in the Premier League.

He was linked with a move to United, before he eventually chose to remain to Stamford Bridge.

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“There were a few conversations with my agent. I worked with Mourinho and I became his friend as well,” he explained to Goal.

“He likes me a lot and I like him a lot as a coach and as a person. He has put his trust in me and in my work, and I was very grateful to him.

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“Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I’m very happy at Chelsea.”

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