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Jose Mourinho ‘Did Not Contact’ Belgian Prodigy About Manchester United Move

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A Belgian journalist has refuted claims made by that Jose Mourinho had contacted Anderlecht’s Youri Tielemans about a possible transfer to Manchester United.

Kristof Terreur, the journalist in question, has unravelled claims made by former Anderlecht youth player Łukasz Płonowski that Tielemans had spoken to Mourinho.

Terreur explains that as Plonowski never played with Tielemans, it would be highly irregular that he would know such precious insider knowledge.

Here’s the thread of tweets by Terreur explaining why the rumour is false, much to the disappointment of Manchester United fans.

Tielemans may still be a teenager at 19 but has already over one hundred appearances for Anderlecht.

Even more impressive is the twelve caps Tielemans treasures from playing with Belgium’s national team.

Plonowski, the player who had originally broke the seemingly fabricated story, told Polish website Weszlo:

‘Youri called me up recently and said: Lukasz, do you know who called me? Mourinho.

‘He asked if how I’d take the possibility to move to Manchester United.’

A move for Tielemans would have been unlikely regardless, with Mourinho already possessing a plethora of midfield options.

Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Morgan Schneiderlin are all vying for positions in the middle of the park, whilst Paul Pogba has also recently signed.

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A move for Tielemans has been ruled out.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata are also competing for a place in United’s attacking three behind the forward.

Meanwhile, such is the enormity of Mourinho’s squad that Bastian Schweinsteiger has been dropped from the first-team entirely.

A move for Tielemans may now be ruled out, but one transfer that is looking likely is the signing of Portugal international and Southampton star Jose Fonte.

The 32-year-old is an experienced Premier League player and has been a constant in Southampton teams since their return to the Premier League at the start of the 2012-13 season.

Should Fonte join, he would become the fifth signing of the Mourinho era at Old Trafford.

Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.

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