Highly rated goalkeeper Joel Pereira extends Manchester United stay

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Morata still expects to sign for the club but United are struggling in negotiations where Madrid have all the leverage. "Now it's up to him and the owners".

Mourinho had insisted on his signings being in place before the club head away on their pre-season tour of the United States this weekend and handed executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a list of targets for each position in the spring. Although he played only 13 games in La Liga, he had 8 goals and 6 assists in those 1180 minutes he was on the field, a superb Return On Investment.

"Over the last season I feel I have made great progress as a goalkeeper and this will stand me in good stead for continuing my development as a Manchester United player".

Not too shabby, is he?

However, United and Morata have both been frustrated by the European champions' stance as they refused to budge on a high valuation.

United insiders insist it is difficult to do deals with their financial might barely a secret.

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