Mourinho: Man Utd don't need Champions League to attract big names

⚽ Mourinho: Man Utd don"t need Champions League to attract big names ⚽

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists they don’t need Champions League football to attract big names.

He admitted Champions League football is not the be-all and end-all for United, particularly when it comes down to attracting players.

“I think Manchester United is very powerful. I don’t think Manchester United needs to be in the Champions League to attract the best players,” Mourinho said.

“Honestly last summer we got players that could be playing in the Champions League – Zlatan could be in Paris and Mkhitaryan could be in Borussia, Paul (Pogba) could be in Juventus so we were able to attract the players because they know Manchester United sooner or later will get there so I don’t think it’s really a problem.

“And if any player decides not to come because of that then I am happy they are not coming.”