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Why Jose Mourinho pulled the plug on Manchester United signing Alexandre Lacazette

Lacazette was ruled out by United scouts (Picture: Getty)

Jose Mourinho decided against signing Alexandre Lacazette in last summer’s transfer window after a series of negative scouting reports were filed on the Frenchman by Manchester United officials.

The Portuguese tactician was weighing up moves for Alvaro Morata, Lacazette and Romelu Lukaku, before ultimately deciding to sign the latter.

Morata subsequently joined Chelsea, while Laczette moved to Arsenal and Mourinho’s decision appears to have been vindicated, given Lukaku has outscored the duo this season.

Lukaku, Morata & Lacazette 2017/18 goal tallies

Lukaku: 21
Morata: 12
Lacazette: 9

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