Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Boateng reveals reason for turning down Mourinho and Man Utd

Boateng reveals reason for turning down Mourinho and Man Utd

The 25-year-old has endured putting up with Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho over the past year but has chose to calm his nerves with the United boss.

Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng confirms that he turned down the chance to join Manchester United in the summer.

Mourinho really, really wanted a central defender before the window slammed shut with a bunch of names linked with a transfer to Old Trafford. It was no escape, but rather the thrill of a new challenge.

'There was a lot of talk, but it was just like that, I'm under contract in Manchester, ' Pogba told the TV station.

He returned to United for a second spell in June 2016 but it has not run smoothly and with Barcelona and Juventus keen on the World Cup victor, Neville feels United can live without him.

"Neville the pundit on Pogba would say, "He's a talented player but I want to see more consistency and leadership", he told The Times.

"So Paul, if you want to go play somewhere else, let's make that work for you because Manchester United will be fine, don't worry about that".

According to a report by Italian outlet Calciomercato, Manchester United are ready to launch a move for Paulo Dybala in the January transfer window. I feel well at Bayern. I told him that his interest was an honour for me and thanked him for trying so hard for me.

Jose Mourinho was bent on signing two centre backs, a part of his squad he felt he needed to improve if his side were to challenge for the title. "Everything has to fall in place to top this club, if I do it. [Bayern Munich boss] Niko Kovac gave me the feeling that I am very important for him and the club".

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