Pulisic Wouldn’t Join Man Utd Because of Mourinho

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Rising U.S. national team star Christian Pulisic refused a move to Manchester United because of his father’s dislike of Jose Mourinho.

According Robin Walker, who coached Pulisic at non-League side Brackley Town in 2005, the Chelsea attacker never contemplated going to Old Trafford because of their former coach.

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Mourinho’s poor track record of giving youth a chance saw Pulisic’s father all but block the potential move with the 20-year-old instead signing for the Blues in January with Walker’s encouragement.

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“He wouldn’t go to Manchester United because of Jose Mourinho,” Walker told The Telegraph. “His father couldn’t stand Mourinho because he didn’t promote young players.

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“It was at that point I asked, ‘What about London? That’s where it’s at.’

“I’m a Chelsea fan, I grew up in London supporting them. When I was in Dortmund last year, I told him that he had to come.”

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