Backing up that assertion, in 2006 Ferguson praised Dong's "speed and physicality." The next year came his first taste of Premier League and Champions League football.
"To play in the Premier League was one of my targets."
Worryingly for Chelsea, Mourinho's record at home against sides he has managed is incredible. He has won 12 of 13 of such fixtures, drawing one, and all three against Chelsea, twice with United and once with Inter.
Palace rallied and were back on level terms in the 75th minute when Zaha, collecting the ball on the left, turned Montoya inside out and then unleashed a powerful shot past helpless Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan.
Dong has heard the story about his supposed cosmetic surgery, but says it's not true.
Norwich CityTHOUGHTS OF OLD TIME FROM A NIGHT-MOORING UNDER MOUNT NIU-ZHU
The game was stopped during the first period at Vallecas and then suspended at the interval after Rayo supporters had chanted "puta Nazi", meaning "fucking Nazi" at Zozulya, who joined Rayo on loan in 2017.
Dong arrived in Manchester as a teenager without a word of English and stayed with a host family, using hand signals to communicate. He remains in contact with them.
"The performance was really, really good... You can't control a game away from home much more than that," said Potter.
Barcelona and Real Madrid sit first and second in La Liga and level on points, with Barca only ahead on goal difference.
But Dong admits that shyness and injuries, primarily a knee problem, ruined any hopes of making it at United.
Following a goalless first half, Brighton went ahead in the 54th minute when Maupay, controlled a cross from Leandro Trossard and let fly with his left foot from the edge of the box.
Dong Fangzhuo smiles at the memory. It was Christmas, he was far from home and legendary Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson took pity on him by arranging a holiday get-together.
The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) on Tuesday rejected a move by the embattled board of Cricket South Africa (CSA) to find a solution to an issue which is the subject of ongoing legal action.
"Definitely a big win for us," Brogdon said. "We really wanted to send a message to the elite teams in the league and get some respect. We've had some big wins but this is the biggest one."
The 2011 World Cup win lifted the nation only a few months after the Fukushima disaster that left 18,000 dead or missing and rendered large portions of the country's northeast uninhabitable.
Irish said the latest move by CSA was an admission that the original decision had been taken without proper investigation and consultation.
The 38-year-old American reached the final at both Wimbledon and the US Open but she won just four games against Simona Halep in London and lost in straight sets to Andreescu in New York.
Indeed, 41% of the top 200 apps in Indian editions of Google's Play Store and Apple's App Store in Q2 and Q3 this year were developed by Indian developers and local firms, up from 38% last year, the report said. Data from App Annie, another research firm, corroborates the claim.
An Albacete statement read, "With the backing of @RayoVallecano, Albacete Balompie and of @LaLiga, the referee and the @rfef, it has been decided to suspend the game in Vallecas."
Tsitsipas' best Grand Slam result to date was reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open last January.
Tottenham Hotspur, beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in last season's final in Spain, will lock horns with Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig, who are through to the knockout stage for the first time. Spurs can count on the experience of new coach Jose Mourinho - a two-time winner of the competition, with Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010.
"Confidence plays a big part, Spurs seemed to be stuck in a bit of a rut at the moment in time when Mauricio went," King said. "Mourinho is a winner. He's won everything.