Mourinho wants Mikel Obi reunion in Manchester United. Since Mikel played for Nigeria in the Rio Olympic, cutting short his pre-season training with the Chelsea team, Antonio Conte has refused to play him in the team. Though nobody likes to say that, I believe he is being punished because he was being patriotic. Neymar played for Brazil in the Olympic, but he is still playing for Barcelona, why should Mikel be treated in this way.
Anyways his ordeal hopefully will soon come to an end with Mourinho being very much interested in the service of the Nigerian international. Mourinho wants Mikel in Old Trafford taking advantage of a cut-price New Year offer for the player the Red Devils thought they had signed ten years ago. Mikel going to Old Trafford is the new story trending. Remember Manchester United wanted to sign him when he was playing for Lyn Oslo before Chelsea snatched him away under their nose. So will this second throw of the net by Old Trafford land the Nigerian in the team ? Time will tell.
It will be the second time Mourinho has signed Obi, who he believes can play in a defensive midfield role in front of the back four. He needs Mikel type of player to give £89m Paul Pogba freedom to roam.