Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is undaunted by Alvaro Morata’s imminent move to Chelsea as he challenged Romelu Lukaku.
Real Madrid and Chelsea have agreed on a fee for Morata, who was also a target for United during the close-season.
Both Premier League clubs were also believed to be chasing Lukaku, with United signing the striker for a reported £75million from Everton.
Speaking on Wednesday, Mourinho said he had little interest in his former club’s movements as he challenged Lukaku to prove his worth at the top level, including the Champions League.
“I’m not interested in what Chelsea Football Club does, really,” he told a news conference.
“We needed a striker. With Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] in his best condition we needed one to give cover, to give options, him and Marcus [Rashford] was not enough, especially after Zlatan’s injury.
“We got a big player, a player that I can compare with what he was a few years ago because he worked with me a few months like four or five years ago. His development was very, very good.”