Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Target Willian Has No Plans for Brazil Return

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Target Willian Has No Plans for Brazil Return

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WILLIAN insists he has 'no plans to return to Brazil at this time' amid speculation linking him with a move away from Chelsea.

The 29-year-old has made just 30 starts for the champions since Antonio Conte took charge at Stamford Bridge 18 months ago and has found regular opportunities hard to come by.

The Brazilian has repeatedly been linked with a move to United and still enjoys a close relationship with former manager Jose Mourinho , who snatched him from Tottenham's clutches in the summer of 2013.

The pair went on to win the Premier League and Carabao Cup together and, tellingly, Willian was one of the few players to emerge with any credit in Mourinho's wretched final months at Chelsea.

The Brazilian shared a warm embrace with Mourinho ahead of United's clash with Chelsea earlier this month and, obviously, fits the profile of a classic Mourinho winger. …

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