Morata was very close to joining Manchester United - Herrera

Morata was very close to joining Manchester United - Herrera

Manchester United signed a world class midfielder by luring Paul Pogba last summer and they may sign another world class star in the form of Toni Kroos.

Ander Herrera admits "it's a shame" that Manchester United could not sign Alvaro Morata this summer.

AC Milan are willing to pay what it takes to bring Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata back to Serie A. "It is a pity he is not with us, but he is a top striker and will be a success wherever he is".

As per the provided Mirror link, the Los Blancos previously backed away from signing the Spanish global and their renewed interest has angered Jose Mourinho, who is now ready to sign Toni Kroos from the European Champions.

"Too bad he is not with us, but I wish him well".

The report claims Morata, born and bred in Madrid, will move for around £61m and will then pocket a £170,000-a-week salary.

It had been suggested that Real had requested goalkeeper David de Gea in any deal for Morata, though Herrera says he will do everything he can to get his compatriot to remain at Old Trafford.

The club feels the young player has the potential to be even better than De Gea in the future.

"Yes, we have had interest, that is obvious and it's public". I enjoyed seeing his growth at Juventus and Madrid.

"I do not criticise Madrid and I am not going to criticise my board because my board has made the offer, and they have tried to reach an agreement during a time, and they didn't come to an agreement".

"Real Madrid in the European Super Cup? are the strongest team right now, they've won the last two Champions Leagues, but a Super Cup Final always motivates you".