Former Chelsea star Deco says Jose Mourinho would be the perfect manager for Manchester United.
The Portuguese was sacked by Chelsea in December and opted not to take over any new roles since then.
But reports in England insist that he is very close to reaching an agreement with the Red Devils regardless of this weekend's result in the FA Cup.
"I don't know if he's going to United but, if it's true, in my opinion he is the right man for the job," Deco was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.
"In this moment United needs to bring back all its history and I think Mourinho is the perfect coach to train United.
"For us it was a fantastic moment [when he was at Porto] because in that time I learned a lot.
"Not just me, me and the other players. We won everything we could. The memories are good and he was the best coach that I had. Our team, our generation at Porto was a fantastic experience."