José Mourinho decided against Alexandre Lacazette for Manchester United

• Mourinho told of doubts about Lacazette’s big-game mentality
• Arsenal signed forward from Lyon for club record £52.7m

Manchester United scouted Alexandre Lacazette but decided the striker who became Arsenal’s £52.7m signing was not to the standard required by José Mourinho.

The manager ordered the club’s French scouting operation to assess the 26-year-old, with Mourinho taking note of a goalscoring record that stands at 129 goals in 275 games for Lyon.

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