Chelsea news: Five reasons Willian should snub Manchester United

Jun 8, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Brazil midfielder Willian during the first half of the group stage of the 2016 Copa America Centenario at Camping World Stadium. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Jun 8, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Brazil midfielder Willian during the first half of the group stage of the 2016 Copa America Centenario at Camping World Stadium. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /
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LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 08: Willian of Chelsea celebrates scoring his side’s third goal during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge on January 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 08: Willian of Chelsea celebrates scoring his side’s third goal during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge on January 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images) /

A look at why Manchester United is not the destination for Willian.

The 2016-17 season has seen Chelsea return to the top of the Premier League table, with strong performances throughout much of the campaign. Manager Antonio Conte has instilled a renewed energy and philosophy to the Blues that has brought much success.

Many players within the squad have been in fine form, but Brazilian international Willian has not been able to individually shine as he has in previous years. The talented midfielder has not been utilised as often under Conte’s leadership, starting only 12 Premier League matches thus far.

Reports suggest that Willian’s former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, is targeting the 28-year-old for a move to Manchester United in the summer transfer period. With his playing time suffering, the time seems right at Old Trafford to make a potential move happen.

Possessing electric pace, a quality touch on the ball and excellent stamina, Willian has shown a brilliant ability to play as a winger and in an attacking midfield role.

He can certainly be effective within Conte’s 3-4-3 formation along with Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, but the Italian tactician has preferred Pedro Rodriguez as of late.

While a change of scenery may be on the cards during the next transfer window, we examine why Willian should not sign with Manchester United.