'I've spent £450 on wine!' - Bristol City boss Johnson hoping for drink with Mourinho

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The Robins take on Premier League heavyweights Manchester United in the EFL Cup, with Johnson splurging on some expensive plonk

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson has spent £450 on a bottle of wine that he hopes to share with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Wednesday.

Mourinho is something of an idol to Johnson, 36, and he hopes to pick his brain after their encounter.

"I hope so," he told BBC Sport when asked if he would sit down with Mourinho. "I spent £450 on a bottle of wine!

"I have had to raid my little girl's piggy bank. It is being flown in especially from Portugal."

"It'd be nice to get on as well as I can with him, get chatting to him and trying to pick his brain.

"Jose's right up there - I've read all his books, I've watched any session that's possible to watch, I've studied his interviews.

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"He was a player at the same sort of level that I played and hopefully one day I'll be managing at the top level with Bristol City."

The Robins - who have beaten three Premier League sides en route to the last eight - have not played United since a top-flight showdown in 1980, which they lost 4-0.

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