Chelsea star Willian admitted Manchester United were keen on him and tried to start a negotiation to bring him to Old Trafford, but the Blues didn’t want to let him go.
“There were a few conversations with my agent. I worked with Mourinho and I became his friend as well,” the Brazilian winger revealed.
“He likes me a lot and I like him a lot as a coach and as a person. He has put his trust in me and in my work, and I was very grateful to him.
“Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I’m very happy at Chelsea.”
Willian, anyway, claimed he is more than happy to stay at Chelsea and play under Antonio Conte.
The Brazilian believes both the Italian and Mourinho have a very different way to coach:
“They are very different. Everyone has their way of working. Mourinho is a coach who likes more the ball practice, works the ball possession and makes short games.
“Conte likes to work the tactical and the physical part. Every coach has his way of working. Mourinho is a fantastic coach and won everything wherever he went.
“Conte is a fantastic coach too, because he won everything at Juventus and has already won the Premier League in his first year with Chelsea. Each one has his merits.
“Conte is a coach who works hard every day, works a lot of tactics and the physical part. In the last season, he transformed our team when he changed the formation to 3-4-3. We managed to assimilate very well what he asked us in the training sessions and things worked out.”
Speaking about future Chelsea targets, Willian said:
“I dream of winning more titles with Chelsea, win a Champions League and Fifa Club World Cup with Chelsea and be one of the best players in the world, as well as win titles with the Selecao (Brazil) and a World Cup.