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Man Utd transfer target Dembele reveals Chelsea’s Tuchel is favourite manager and Arsenal’s Aubameyang is best team-mate

BARCELONA forward and Manchester United transfer target Ousmane Dembele has revealed that Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is the best manager he has played under.

The 23-year-old Frenchman was coached by Tuchel during his time as a teenager at Borussia Dortmund.

And it is another player during his time at Dortmund - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - that he describes as his best teammate.

Speaking to BeIN Sports, he said: “Things went super at Dortmund, a super squad, (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang who welcomed me amazingly, even if it was quite tough with the German.

"Aubameyang really welcomed me well, he is the person that I have liked the most in football.

"And like I said Thomas Tuchel really convinced me, he is my favourite manager.

“With Thomas Tuchel I played a bit more on the right side at the beginning of the season, and then I was moved more centrally, in the 10 position, sometimes even in the midfield three you see.

"And he told me to stay a bit more central, have an espresso as he used to say to me, the ball will come to you and then you will go.

"It would have been hard to leave Dortmund if Tuchel had stayed.”

Tuchel was sacked in May 2017 after two years with the club.


And Dembele left Dortmund just three months later for a mammoth £135.5million.

The following year Aubameyang would also depart the German side as he joined Arsenal for £56m.

Dembele has struggled to live up to his price tag since arriving at Barcelona, scoring just 29 goals in 114 games.

As a result, he has been heavily linked with a move to Man Utd at the end of the season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to close the gap to Premier League champions-elect Man City.

Ousmane Dembele shows off his skills in training with Barcelona

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