Manchester United transfer target Jack Grealish has responded to Jose Mourinho’s praise.
Mourinho compared Grealish to legendary Real Madrid winger Luis Figo.
“I don’t like making comparisons, especially with a Golden Ball winner, but Grealish reminds me of my Figo,” Mourinho said.
“Figo, I had him in different periods in my career but I had him in his last season as a player at Inter Milan and even in his last season he was like, ‘give me the ball and I will resolve the problems for you’.
“The way Grealish gets the ball and attacks people, gets fouls, gets penalties, he’s very powerful, I like him very much.”
Responding to Mourinho’s comments, Grealish told talkSPORT: “I heard what Jose said, a lot of people sent me that.
“You try not to listen to too much, whether it’s good or bad. It’s always nice when people are speaking about you, especially someone like Jose Mourinho.
“He’s done so much in the game, he’s such a popular man in football and he’s not short of football knowledge.
“Luis Figo is someone who I looked up to when I was a kid. He was an unbelievable player, but the the main thing was it came from Mourinho, who is an unbelievable manager.
“He’s done unbelievable things in the game. Hopefully one day I could play under him.”