Why Man United boss Mourinho turned down new Arsenal signing – report

Jose Mourinho decided against signing Alexandre Lacazette for Manchester United, say reports

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Jose Mourinho turned down the chance to bring Alexandre Lacazette to Manchester United this summer because he had doubts about the forward’s big-game mentality, according to reports in the British media.

The Guardian is reporting that Manchester United scouted the 26-year-old striker last season but reservations were raised about his physical attributes and “big-game mentality”.

Arsenal confirmed Lacazette as their second summer signing last week as they secured a club-record transfer deal to land him from Lyon.

The France forward has an impressive goal-scoring record, having netted 129 goals in 275 games for the Ligue 1 club before his switch to The Emirates.

Lacazette has already linked up with his new team-mates and jetted off to Australia for the north London club’s pre-season tour over the weekend.

Arsenal will be hoping that the striker will be able to inspire a Premier League title challenge next season, with the Gunners having fallen short last term and ending up fifth in the table.

The north London side did end last season on a high, however, when they beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

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