Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appeared to take a dig at his Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte's hair transplant treatment as the war of words between the two managers gears up for the new season.
The pair have a rather strained relationship after clashing twice on the touchline when Chelsea welcomed the Red Devils to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League as well as the FA Cup last season.
Asked about Conte's comments, Mourinho told a news conference on Sunday, as quoted by Metro: "I don't' know".
"Morata has just started training with us and has only been able to improve slightly in that time", Conte said of Morata, who British media reported cost Chelsea 70 million pounds ($91.93 million). "It is an official game and there is a trophy so for us it must be important". "I don't think he lost a lot of fitness but he might need a little bit more work, we will all be ready for the season though".
The Italian will also be hoping he can add depth to his side ahead of the season opener against Burnley on August 12 as he bids to avoid the fate of Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri, who were both fired the season after they won the Premier League. "Two years ago the team ended the league in 10th place and we want to try to avoid this", added Conte.
According to reports out of England via The Daily Mail, Chelsea and Antonio Conte are still in the running to acquire some key players before the transfer window closes in a month's time.
The player recently said that there has been no contact from Chelsea and even Inter coach Luciano Spalletti poured cold water over any interest from the Premier League champions last week.