Manchester United manager mentioned Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez mistakenly in an interview this week, sending social media into meltdown.
The Chilean international has been strongly linked with the exit door this summer, with his current contract having run into his final 12 months, and with a mexican stand-off having ensued.
Alexis has finally declared his wish to play Champions League football this week, seemingly ending any hopes of agreeing a deal to keep him with the club into the coming season.
Since that interview, Manchester United boss has name-dropped him whilst trying to rule out a move for another player in Alvaro Morata.
When Mourinho was asked by a Spanish journalist if United were attempting to sign Morata, he replied in Spanish: ‘It is a question for Florentino [Perez, the Real president]. I don’t know the first thing about Sanchez.’
This name-drop has since alerted United and Arsenal fans into somewhat of a frenzy, with many claiming that the incident was more than just an accident.
The possible freudian slip will not please any Gunners fans, with the thought of strengthening a strong rival an unprecedented possibility.
The Red Devils have been spending largely in recent windows, and have to be feared in our bid to land our first Premier League title in 14 years, and surely selling Alexis would make them the clear favourites to land the league.
If our club really has aspirations to win the PL in the coming years, than allowing such a top player in Sanchez join a rival would be suicide.
Would selling Alexis to the Manchester clubs or Chelsea be like waving goodbye to the title? Are United our biggest challenge in our bid to win the PL already despite their sixth placed finish last term?