Chelsea's Willian has spoken of his desire to one day work with Jose Mourinho again after labelling the Manchester United boss as 'the best manager I've worked with'.
Willian played under Mourinho during the manager's second spell at Stamford Bridge.
He credits the 55-year-old's quality as a manager for him winning his first Premier League winners' medal in 2015.
Chelsea winger Willian has revealed he would like to one day work with Jose Mourinho again
Speaking in an interview with ESPN, Willian said: 'Mourinho is the best manager I've ever worked with. We have a good relationship, we are friends.
'Sometimes we talk, we text, we send messages to each other via WhatsApp. He is a great manager, I really enjoyed working with him. I hope I can work with him again someday.'
There have been suggestions over the summer that Mourinho would want to bring Willian to Old Trafford.
Willian worked with Mourinho for two years and built a strong relationship with the boss
Willian has previously suggested that United made an approach for him last summer.
This summer, however, Willian says he is not aware of any further interest from United.
He said: 'I don't know if there was any official bid [from Manchester United], but some things have happened.
'Also, everything comes out on the internet, too. But Mourinho talks to my agent all the time, he says 'bring him, bring him'.
Asked whether Mourinho has called him directly, Willian added: 'No, he has never called me, but he always sends me text messages.
'But I am very happy at Chelsea, I want to stay in the club. I also like living in London, it is an amazing city, and my family is well adapted. So yeah, I intend to stay at Chelsea.'
Willian has played against United a number of times since Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea