Saturday, 13 July 2013

Mourinho reveals Rooney admiration

The Chelsea manager has admitted he is a big
fan of the Manchester United striker, whose
future at the Premier League champions
remains unclear after handing in a transfer
request.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed
his admiration for Manchester United striker
Wayne Rooney .

It emerged back in May that the Blues, along
with Arsenal, were in the hunt to sign the
former Everton star, whom Sir Alex Ferguson
revealed had requested to leave the club last
season.

After missing out on the signing of Falcao, who
sealed a big-money move to Monaco at the start
of the transfer window, Mourinho is in the
market for a marquee striker to lead his attack
next season.

And speaking in Bangkok at the start of the
club's pre-season tour of Asia, the Blues boss
insists he's a big fan of England forward Rooney.

He said: "Rooney is a player I like very much but
I can say no more than that. Being fast and
direct, I like that, but he's a Manchester United
player."