Mourinho praises Russia star Golovin

Jose Mourinho has lavished praise on Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin amid rumours that he could be interested in signing him.

Russia have been one of the surprise packages at this summer’s World Cup, sensationally dumping former World Champions Spain out of the tournament in the round of 16.

They hadn’t even been tipped to get out of their group, let alone progress to the quarter finals, with some journalists claiming before the tournament that this was the worst Russian team ever.

One of the players that has stood out most for the hosts has been CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin.

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The 22-year-old scored a stunning free-kick in the win against Saudi Arabia and has been a crucial part of his team’s attack.

One man who has clearly been impressed by Golovin’s performances is Jose Mourinho who has been over in Russia working as a pundit for Russian TV, although he has taken some time off of his TV work to run do a spot of coaching with some local children.

The Manchester United boss spoke about a number of things with the kids, but used Golovin as an example of a player to aspire to:

“If they look for example to Golovin, if they look to him, the first touch, the first control, the speed of the pass, always correct.

Golovin has been linked with a summer move away from CSKA with Manchester United, Arsenal and Juventus all reported to be interested.

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