It’s fair to say Jose Mourinho didn’t particularly enjoy himself at Manchester United.
You could say he did well to win the Europa League and finish second when working under Ed Woodward – but he still spent an outrageous amount of money and left the club in tatters and in desperate need of a rebuild – all while embarrassing himself and them in the media at every possible opportunity.
And some of the decisions he made were baffling, but perhaps none more so than telling the club not to bid for Virgil van Dijk before the centre-back joined Liverpool from Southampton…
According to the Independent, Mourinho rated Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof so highly that he told the board not to enter the bidding for the Dutchman…
United have just spent £85m on Harry Maguire, which highlights what an absurd decision that really was.
Van Dijk has gone on to become recognised as the world’s greatest defender, and just won the UEFA player of the season award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.