Jose Mourinho insists he would have never sold Angel Di Maria, Javier Hernandez or Danny Welbeck if he was in charge at Manchester United.
He claimed the club have bought and sold players he would never agree to since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, with David Moyes and Louis van Gaal failing to guide the side forward.
Man United have spent money on players without much success, but the Portuguese boss has been excellent since his arrival, bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly to Old Trafford in his first summer in charge.
Speaking about some of the transfers, Mourinho has been left puzzled by some decisions at United.
Pressed by Gary Lineker which players he would have liked to retain, Mourinho said: “I would never have sold Di Maria, Chicharito, Danny Welbeck — never, no chance.
“Manchester United sold players that I would never sell and bought players that I would never buy.”
Di Maria was allowed to join Paris Saint-Germain in 2015 after an unsettled year at Old Trafford, with Hernandez joining Bayer Leverkusen in a cut-price deal later that month, Louis van Gaal let Welbeck join Arsenal the previous summer.
Our decisions were woeful and with many signings not working out, things are finally starting to look up under the Portuguese boss as each of his signings are playing a vital role this season.