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Jose Mourinho wanted to sign Newcastle United ace for Manchester United


Jose Mourinho wanted to sign Newcastle United ace for Manchester United

Mourinho wanted Lascelles at United

Jose Mourinho was reportedly keen on pursuing the signature of Jamaal Lascelles from Newcastle United before he was sacked from the head coach role at Manchester United.

The Portuguese manager had fought hard to sign a new central defender last summer but he was ultimately left frustrated in the pursuit of a number of top-class targets.

Still, the ex-Chelsea boss had been keen on strengthening the backline at the turn of the year but that was not meant to happen as he was dismissed from the head coach position.

According to ESPN FC, the Englishman was one of the prime targets on the manager's wishlist for the winter transfer window but an approach never came about with Mourinho's sacking.

Thereafter, United decided against doing any business in January under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and they are now expected to pursue new signings upon the recruitment of a permanent boss in the summer.