Manchester United set sights on surprise Real Madrid swoop as Jose Mourinho looks to replace woeful Rooney

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Manchester United are reportedly taking a keen interest in Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco as Jose Mourinho prepares to question what Wayne Rooney brings to his set-up according to the Daily Mirror.

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Jose Mourinho has attempted to use captain Rooney in a withdrawn attacking midfield role but without success and speculation is rife that the England man could be dropped.

Mourinho knows Isco well from their shared time at the Bernabeu and has set his sights on the 24-year-old, with this source valuing the former Malaga man at a very modest £25m.


Arguably Isco is yet to deliver on his obvious potential, being something of a bit-part player at the Spanish giants since Zinedine Zidane took over from Rafa Bentiez, but is without doubt a very promising talent who could ably link midfield and attack at Manchester United.


Isco is yet to start a La Liga fixture this term and had been strongly linked with a summer exit, with Man City linked with an interest in the playmaker, and could well be tempted by a move to Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho spent over £150m on new additions over the summer, with Paul Pogba being the big addition, but a run of three successive defeats have rocked the Manchester United boss and could well lead to fresh moves in the transfer market in January.

Real Madrid signed Isco back in 2013 and though the creative midfielder has proven effective he has found himself behind a host of top talents in the club’s expansive squad and has seen his spot in the Spanish national team set-up undermined as a result.


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