Jose Mourinho has mocked Arsene Wenger’s decision to sign striker Alexandre Lacazette with the Manchester United manager saying the striker has “no stamina, no physical impact and is not a big-game player.”
The United manager, had spent six months scouting the France international with a view to taking him to Old Trafford – but decided the player was not lethal enough in front of goal and chose to sign Romelu Lukaku instead.
A United source said:
“Lacazette was followed because he was top scorer in French football – but a lot of his goals were penalties [10 of his 28 goals last season came from the spot].
“In the end he wasn’t considered because he has no stamina, no physical impact and isn’t a big-game player.”
Mourinho drew up a list of strikers to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, options that included Everton’s Lukaku, Real Madrid hitman Alvaro Morata and Torino frontman Andrea Belotti.