Michael Keane has been left devastated after seeing his proposed move back to Manchester United fall through, according to reports.
The Times reported earlier this year that a deal worth £26m for the Englishman, who left Old Trafford back in January 2015, had been effectively completed ahead of the summer transfer window.
And according to the Mirror‘s David Anderson, Keane will now have to reassess his options this summer after being wrongly told he was the Portuguese’s first choice option.
If Keane really was told he was central to Mourinho’s plans and then, all of a sudden, brushed to the side, he can join a pretty long queue of people who have, in one way or another, been taken for a ride and spat out in the footballing world.
He still has a right to feel aggrieved, of course. United put a clause in his contract which stated they would receive a portion of the fee paid by the next club for him, rendering the 24-year-old as a viable – and affordable – option this summer.
But with Lindelof already experienced in winning domestic titles and playing in the Champions League, Keane can hardly protest at being sidelined for the highly promising Swede.