Mourinho expects Man Utd transfer market reaction after Tottenham loss and brands Cavani 'one of top strikers in world'October 5, 2020
JOSE MOURINHO believes Manchester United will bounce back from their humiliating defeat at home to Tottenham – with a little help from Edinson Cavani.
Spurs thumped the Special One's former club in a 6-1 annihilation on Sunday evening.
And Mourinho reckons United will bounce back with the signing of Edinson Cavani – who he calls "one of the world's best".
Free agent Cavani is on the brink of completing a deadline day move to Old Trafford, along with Porto left-back Alex Telles.
Tottenham chief Mourinho shared his "sympathy" for Man Utd's under-fire manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – insisting the players would stand by him.
After the game, Mourinho said: "I have sympathy for Ole because of the result.
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"I don't remember that I lost by [conceding] six, but I lost by five and I lost by four… I know how it hurts.
"I know it's very, very important the winning manager shows sympathy.
"Of course, I want to win by seven, not by six, don't get me wrong.
"But sympathy in our behaviour. Today was him, tomorrow it's me.
"I can imagine tonight he is not going to sleep very, very well, but this is the hard life for us."
Mourinho continued: "But when I look to his team there was an evolution, it's not like he arrives here and the team is improving.
"They have good players, bought young players.
"If it's true that Cavani is coming, Cavani is one of the top strikers in the world.
"And Manchester United is Manchester United. It's not this defeat that is going to destroy them.
"I can imagine they'll react like Manchester United always react.
"I feel sympathy for the result, apart from that no sympathy because he has an incredible job.
"The players will stick to him if he feels the players like him and will stick with him. They will react, for sure."
Meanwhile, Man Utd will be buoyed by the fact Jadon Sancho is now in England ahead of the international break.
While United have failed to negotiate a fee with Borussia Dortmund for the Three Lions winger, they still hold some hope of concluding a last-gasp deal.
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