"I will never stand in the way of people's ambitions. He is an immense player that I think any manager would want in his team, especially me," Sky Sports News quotes the new Fulham boss as saying.
"I've worked with Dimitar for so long. I'm one of his biggest fans because I know what he can do. I witnessed it every day on the training pitch at Manchester United.
"I had a really good chat with him. But we spoke about him as a player and the most important thing for me is to focus on the next few games up to January, no more."
Fulham face Aston Villa tomorrow.