Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he would not swap midfielder Giovani Lo Celso for Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes.

Fernandes has impressed in United’s 15-game unbeaten run since he joined in January.

The Portugal international netted twice in their 3-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday.

Fernandes was close to joining Spurs last year, but a deal failed to happen.

Mourinho has now said he would prefer Lo Celso over United’s new recruit.

He told Sky Sports: “I don’t know anything about that, but if that is true, and if Giovani Lo Celso was the player that came to Spurs [instead of Fernandes], then I would say I wouldn’t change Giovani Lo Celso for any player.

“[I wouldn’t swap Lo Celso] for any player. It’s not just for Bruno, but for any player. When I arrived I went in other directions and he did exactly what I love a player to do: ‘I’m going to show you.’”