£35m Ligue 1 star’s cheeky reaction when asked which Man Utd shirt number he wants

Monaco star Fabinho is being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer and the midfielder was quizzed on which shirt he will be wearing next season.

Reports suggest the Red Devils have reached an initial agreement for Fabinho and are finalising a £35million package for the Brazilian ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Fabinho has already admitted he’s ‘tempted’ by the prospect of move to United and the 23-year-old has again hinted that he could be playing his football at Old Trafford in the near future.

When asked which shirt he will be wearing at United next season, he grinned and told ESPN Brasil: ‘At this moment, Fabinho is with the Monaco shirt.’

The Brazil international was pressed on which players and managers he wishes to work with in his career.

‘Players, the one I think I would like to play together or face, to watch closely, is Messi,’ Fabinho responded.

‘Managers, I would also like to work with great managers to learn more about football, learn new things. There are great managers in football.

‘Guardiola, Zidane, who’s doing a great work, Tite, also doing a great job in the national team, Simeone. These are managers I would like to work with some day.’

Fabinho was then asked whether he would like to work under United boss Jose Mourinho.

He replied: ‘Mourinho, too. He is an excellent manager. No doubt.

‘My dream is to get to the national team, get steady, play the 2018 World Cup and at club level it’s to get to a big club that fights to always be champion, with champion mentality.

‘It could be in Spain, England, France… I want to play for a club that fights to win the Champions League title. That’s what I’ll keep seeking.’

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