Mourinho is very fond of the Welsh winger and there's been plenty of speculation surrounding a move to Man United in each of the last three summers.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says last season's second-place finish is one of his greatest achievements - and insists his team are "ready" for the new season despite failing to bolster his squad on transfer deadline day.
The 2018/19 English Premier League will kick-off tonight with 20-time English Premier League winners Manchester United facing 2015 Premier League winners Leicester City in the Theatre of Dreams in Manchester.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils have been drenched in frustration in recent weeks, having failed to add to the early additions of Fred, Lee Grant, and Diogo Dalot.
The move was created to ease disruption in the first few weeks of the campaign after a number of high-profile players, including Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho and Virgil van Dijk, missed matches at the start of last season due to transfer speculation.
United would have paid up to £100m (€111m) for Varane but the Frenchman was never available and as the options were put to them over the course of a transfer window there were too many good reasons to ignore them.
Fans have been disappointed in the owner's apparent refusal to seriously back their manager as Mourinho had made it clear how many players he wanted to bring in. "I'd prefer to have them even if they are not top, top, top (in terms of fitness)".
"No miracles", he told a press conference (via United's official website).
So how would Man United line up if Mourinho had landed the players he desired? "We have a very good squad, with very good players and it is very hard to add players to that", he said.
"I relish every challenge, it doesn't matter what, I love to work".
"One lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of people is that it's true".