Mourinho hints Rooney to ditch Man Utd for first-team action at Chelsea
Jose Mourinho is as persistent as they get. The Chelsea manager has sent another crudely disguised message to Wayne Rooney about moving out of Manchester United. The Stamford Bridge boss told reporters that players hoping to make an impact at the World Cup next year should strive for first-team action, something Wayne Rooney is desperate to acquire at Manchester United.
It has become clear that Wayne Rooney is Chelsea’s primary transfer target. An official statement from the London club has confirmed that they have placed an official bid on Wayne Rooney. Reiterating his comments from earlier this week at a press conference Thursday, Jose Mourinho hinted that Wayne Rooney should join Chelsea as the Blues set on the journey to begin a new era of domination.
Manchester United manager David Moyes insists Wayne Rooney is satisfied with his stay, but his decision to use Robin van Persie as Manchester United’s key striker next season has angered the 27-year-old England international.
“Any player that wants to go to the World Cup, if they are a second choice at their club, then they're in trouble, they're in trouble,” Jose Mourinho said. “This is a crucial year for that and many national team coaches are worried because they want players to play regularly for their teams.”
Jose Mourinho also rubbished reports suggesting he intended to sell Chelsea stars David Luiz and Juan Mata since the duo were absent from Chelsea’s preseason tour. Jose Mourinho claims that there is “no chance” of him selling the duo. The Portuguese tactician also revealed that the Spanish winger and Brazilian defender were on extended leave in order to recover from the exhaustion of the Confederations Cup.
The former Real Madrid manager told reporter that he intended to stay at Chelsea for the long run and was hopeful of providing stability and success immediately.
“If Chelsea can become a really special club for me, it's because Chelsea can be a special club for everybody,” Jose Mourinho said. “I left the club in 2007. I went to two fantastic football countries like Italy and Spain, I went to two fantastic football clubs like Inter Milan and Real Madrid and I was always wishing to be back.
“This club is so special that I'm back and I hope to stay for a long time. That's the only thing I can say, to every other professional in the world. This is my own experience. I'm back and I'm so happy I'm back…”