And the Portuguese is believed to have been referring to the Red Devils’ plans to re-sign central midfielder Paul Pogba, who left Old Trafford for Juventus on a free transfer four years.
The France international has since established himself as one of the top midfielders in world football, combining power, technique and netting prowess to help the Old Lady claim four consecutive Serie A titles.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a return to Carrington frequently in the build-up to the summer transfer window, with recent reports claiming United and Juventus are set for a second round of talks this week.
A fee around the £80million mark was even mooted by L’Equipe, substantiating The Daily Mail’s claims of a deal worth that sum.
Should it materialise, Pogba will become the most expensive signing in Premier League history, eclipsing the £59million transfer fee United spent on Angel Di Maria two summers ago.