Jose Mourinho has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson urged him to sign Tottenham ace Dele Alli during his time at Old Trafford.
Mourinho was sacked as United coach in December 2018 and was replaced by the current boss Ole Gunnar Solslkjaer.
"Sir Alex Ferguson gave me only one piece of advice in two-and-a-half years: “Buy Dele Alli. That guy, with that mentality, the way he plays, the aggression he has in his mind, this guy is the Manchester United guy. Buy that guy," Mourinho said.
"And he has an eye for players. And he told me: “Dele Alli”. But he’s not a good trainer. We need to find the right motivation for the guy," he said.