Mourinho Provoked to Fight with Man United over Aston Villa Midfielder

Jose Mourinho has been urged to sign Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn, whose signature is also being chased by Manchester United.

Football pundit Darren Bent believes signing the Aston Villa ace would be a good move for Tottenham Hotspur, and for Mourinho.

“I get it, the temptation is hard, you never know, McGinn would be perfect for Mourinho. He’s the type of player that creates and he works really, really hard. Mourinho would love someone like him,” Bent said.

McGinn has scored 10 goals for club and country this season after helping Aston Villa get promoted from the Championship last season.

And former Villa manager Steve Bruce believes he is good enough to make the step up. “He (McGinn) is that level, yeah. From what he has done in 12 months, he can only improve,” Bruce said.

“He scored twice again for Scotland the other night, so that’s six in three games for them. A club like Villa – we didn’t have £2m, but in the end, we got him.

Bruce went ahead to explain how difficult it was to sign the player from Celtic. “How we got him out of Celtic I don’t know because his grandfather was the chairman. It took a couple of games of golf at the Belfry with his dad until we could muster the money together!

“I am delighted for the kid because he is a smashing lad. He has to be one of my best ever signings because he has a determination to do well. I wish I could find a few more like him that’s for sure,” he added.

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