Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has backed Chelsea’s decision to sign Morata from Madrid.

Chelsea had to look at other targets after they were beaten to the signing of Lukaku by United.

Chelsea on Wednesday agreed an initial £58m to sign Morata which could rise to £70m with add-ons.

When asked about decision of Chelsea to sign Morata, Mourinho said: ‘I’m not interested in what Chelsea does, really.

‘We needed a striker, we needed, with Zlatan in his best condition, one to give cover, to give options, him and Marcus was not enough, especially after Zlatan’s injury.

‘We got a big player [that is Romelu Lukaku]. A player I can’t compare with what he was a few years ago because he worked with me a few months four or five years ago.

‘His development was very, very good. We think we have a player that is now a top player in Europe, has to prove it at the highest level, there’s always that point, he now has to do it for Manchester United, he has to do it in Champions League matches.

‘But I think he has amazing qualities.

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‘I think Chelsea was obvious they were going to sign a striker especially after the situation with the manager and Diego was clear they were going to sign a striker.

‘They did it with Alvaro and Alvaro is a very good player for them.’

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