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Reported Manchester United target describes Mourinho as a “great coach”

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Andre Gomes has labelled Jose Mourinho “a great coach”, but has refused to be drawn on the possibility of leaving Valencia this summer (via Mirror).

The Portuguese international, who’s been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, is only interested in thinking about the European Championship at this moment in time.

“Mourinho is a great coach, no doubt about that, but at the moment I am not concerned about what will happen after the Euros,” he said.

“It will be my first time at a competition of this type, and I just want to think about that now.”

22-year-old Gomes endured a frustrating season at Valencia, with the Spanish club finishing the Liga BBVA season in 12th place – 20 points behind 4th placed Villarreal.

He didn’t show enough consistency to help turn his team’s fortunes around, but his poor season is not believed to have deterred some of the top clubs in Europe from intensifying their interest in him.

Andre Gomes is an energetic midfielder with an eye for a goal. One of Manchester United’s main problems last season was their slow and ponderous midfield, so bringing Gomes in could prove to be a great solution.

Judging by his comments, he obviously respects and rates Mourinho as a manager, so he could be tempted to move to United even despite the fact he wouldn’t be able to showcase his talent in the Champions League next season.