Mourinho: Why I have no Bruno regrets

English Premier League

Jose Mourinho says he has no qualms about Bruno Fernandes joining his former club Manchester United instead of Tottenham Hostpur.

The 25-year-old playmaker has been an instant hit at Old Trafford since his January transfer from Sporting Lisbon which could reach up to the valuation of €80-million.

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Having first become a target for the Red Devils during Mourinho's tenure and Spurs opted to sign Giovani Le Celso instead of Fernandes, whilst Mauricio Pochettino was still in charge.

The Argentina international struggled for game-time before Mourinho's arrival and in comparison, Fernandes scored six goals with four assists in his first 13 games for United.

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But the Portuguese tactician claims he wouldn't have it trade the two players if he was provided with the chance.

"I don't know anything about that, but if that is true, and if Giovani Lo Celso was the player that came to Spurs [instead of Bruno Fernandes], then I would say I wouldn't change Giovani Lo Celso for any player," he told Sky Sports.

"[I wouldn’t swap Lo Celso] for any player. It's not just for Bruno, but for any player."

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Lo Celso has developed into an integral part of Mourinho's midfield over recent months and the former Chelsea manager has explained in great detail how his career took a sudden u-turn in Londo.

"I came to the club and he wasn't playing. I think the only match he started was Red Star Belgrade away in the Champions League – apart from that he was not playing.

"When I arrived I went in other directions and he did exactly what I love a player to do: 'I'm going to show you'."

"[There was] no spoiled kid reactions, no crying, no moaning, no agents and family throwing messages to the press and to the social media. It was just between him and me: 'I'm going to show you' and he showed me step-by-step.

"He's working with lots of different conditions to try to play and to try to resist until the end of the season so what you see from Gio now is not the end product – he's a fantastic player for us."

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