Former Tottenham winger Luis Binks has admitted that Jose Mourinho tried to get him to stay at the club.
Now the 6ft 2in defender believes that he has made the right choice, despite Mourinho wanting him to stick around at Spurs.
Binks told the Daily Mail: "I told the academy staff I was leaving and they said, "We'll get Mourinho here". He said how much he liked me, that I would be going on pre-season and, if I did well, I could play a few games next year.
"That made the decision even tougher, but it also reassured me that, if I'm good enough, I will get to the top.
"I didn't want to take the risk of waiting for something that might never come. You then get to 21 and you still haven't played.
"I play for England with Mason Greenwood at Man United and it's brilliant to see him getting on and doing so well. But he's a forward, it's different for a centre-half, they don't bring you on for the last 15 minutes, do they?
"So I needed to push myself, I couldn't sit around in the 23s, that just wasn't for me."