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Goncharenko: I urged Mourinho to sign Smolov for Man Utd

Former CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko admits he recommended Fedor Smolov to Manchester United.

Goncharenko says he urged Jose Mourinho to sign Smolov for United.

He recalled: “Before the match with Manchester United, Mourinho comes up to me and starts asking in English: 'Listen, will Fedya Smolov come to our team?'

"And I answered him perfectly in my English.

"It seemed to me that he didn't understand a damn thing, but nodded his head. I said: 'Of course, he will do, take him'."


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