Lazio midfielder Sergey Milinkovic-Savic will not be joining Manchester United in January, as he’s not ready to play in the Premier League.
The Premier League demands a lot from midfielder and given Mourinho’s tack at United, the Serb will do plenty of defending if he gives the ball away, to avoid a lash out from the Portuguese.
Despite almost moving to Old Trafford this summer, Mourinho’s style of play could make the midfielder steer clear.
It is understood the Portuguese manager will be watching the 23-year-old when he plays for Serbia against Montenegro on Thursday night during the international break.
Though this can be perceived as an unwaning interest from the Red Devils in hiring his services, but Serbian football scout Goran Milosavljevic, who has worked with rival Premier League outfit Arsenal in the past, doesn’t see the move materialising.
In an interview with Tribalfootball, Milosavljevic explained that physically Milinkovic-Savic is not there, and has yet to meet the Premier League standards.
According to the Serb scout, Milinkovic-Savic doesn’t “have the quality.”
“He played at the World Cup and his price went down because of his performance. Physically and quick-thinking need work.
“He also needs to work when his team doesn’t have the ball.
Steven Gerrard played in the same position and he ran 14km for a game with many sprints.” He told Tribalfootball.