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Mourinho: I Miss This Player A Lot

Jose Mourinho: I Miss This Player A Lot

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 26, 2017 04:04 PM @KeeganKruger

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he really misses one of his former players in the Red Devils' dressing room.

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The Portuguese tactician has revealed that he misses having former United captain Wayne Rooney around the club and in his squad.

Rooney left Old Trafford to return to his boyhood team Everton at the beginning of the transfer window, leaving a void in the team Mourinho feels will be tough to fill.

"I miss him a lot, I miss the guy a lot, I think he's a fantastic guy," Mourinho said, as quoted by The Telegraph.

"I'm not the kind of guy that gets normally emotional in my job and I did it with him when he left, but I am sure that he's going to be very good for Everton, and Everton is going to be very good for him.

"Wayne was a very positive influence. We cannot say we are going to improve the group because Wayne left. No way. Or the other way around.

"He was such an important guy and a good guy for us. I just think it is a new period without that face, without that leader, without that good influence on us."

The former Chelsea boss also admitted that he wanted to keep the England international at the club, but felt Rooney needed to be allowed to decide his own future.

"It was not difficult because he deserves that it's not difficult," Mourinho added.

"He deserves what he got and what he got was our desire for him to stay and our respect by letting it be completely clear that we would like him to stay.

"And at the same time the respect that allows him to be happy, allow him to try to play every game, every minute, which honestly I think he needs.

"At his age, I think with his genetic, with his body he's not the kind of – I think with his personality too – I don't think he's the kind of player to be less motivated, not so happy because he's not playing every minute."

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Do you think Rooney left United at the right time? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Aug 01, 2017 05:27 AM
He left so early to be honest.
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LiverpoolSA Jul 28, 2017 11:23 AM
what a legend!
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musa005 Jul 26, 2017 09:42 PM
Man.U will really miss his presence
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Binda_Bucks1 Jul 26, 2017 07:38 PM
No hard feelings but it came as a shock I wasn't expected such news and he will come back and destroy Man U cos Everton iyinkinga serious mayidlala ne Man U but it will be 50/50 game cos Man U has Lukaku on board he's on fire
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 26, 2017 06:43 PM
I was supriced to hear that Rooney was leaving Man united bt if it was his decision nothing wrong he knw what is up to
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Special*00 Jul 26, 2017 06:25 PM
Rooney made his decision der was no way he cn get regular game time @ man with him wanting regular game time he had to hard feelings but I'll also miss him @ old Trafford
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Phikza Jul 26, 2017 06:24 PM
Don't cry coz you let him go...mxm
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chinyama Jul 26, 2017 05:58 PM
mxm moloi
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Mphozana_808 Jul 26, 2017 05:39 PM
Not happy because of you ,now you talk a sh***t you destroy Man U
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DumisaniZungu Jul 26, 2017 04:36 PM
stop lying men
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lopi Jul 26, 2017 04:11 PM
Mxm lying!

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