Former Rayo Vallecano midfielder Michu has come out in praise of his Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup.

Michu has had an exceptional start to his career in the Premier League, notching goals against Queens Park Rangers, West Ham United and Sunderland after his 15 goals for the Madrid club last season and says it is an incredible experience to be playing abroad.

“Swansea wanted me and I was attracted to playing under Laudrup, so here I am,” he told reporters.

“In Spain, when they invest €2m or €2.5m on a new player then it is a lot of money but to have Laudrup in charge of this team is fantastic because he has more quality than the rest of us put together.”

Even so, the former Celta Vigo player insists he would still like to work under Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho.

“Everyone speaks very well of him and he always defends his players, looks after them and gets the best out of them.”

Michu is not the only Spanish player at the Welsh club, with Angel Rangel, Chico and Pablo Hernandez all added to the ranks.

“How much quality has come out of our country? People now call us the Spanish Swansea or the Spanish Armada,” he joked.

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