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EPL: Boateng reveals what he told Mourinho before rejecting Manchester United move

EPL: Boateng reveals what he told Mourinho before rejecting Manchester United move

One position that he desperately tried to strengthen was the centre-back position.

The Special One tried and failed to sign the likes of Harry Maguire, Diego Godin and Toby Alderweireld.

Having been linked with PSG, United, hoping to reinforce their defence, made a late move for Boateng when the Premier League transfer deadline closed in early August.

Mourinho was desperate to sign a top class central defender during the summer transfer window as the Man Utd boss continues to have doubts over the likes of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof.

According to a UK Sun report, the 25-year-old Pogba, is constantly under attack at Premier League side Manchester United since returning to Old Trafford in 2016, with reports suggesting the France global is unhappy working with Red Devils' Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho.

"I had enquiries from Paris-Saint Germain and Manchester United, and I considered them", the former Manchester City defender told Bild.

"I did not want just to get away from Bayern, but I was thrilled to try a new challenge".

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'I feel well at Bayern.

One of these big clubs was Manchester United.

"I phoned Jose Mourinho and told him that his interest honoured me and thanked him that he put his back into United trying to sign me".

According to him, he was reluctant to leave the German champions for a club that did not have everything in place. It seems Mourinho tried his best to make a deal happen for the German worldwide, but the German refused to join as everything was not in place at Old Trafford.

"Everyone was saying everywhere that I absolutely wanted to leave Tottenham", Alderweireld said, per Sky Sports.

"After spending some time back at home in Asturias, visiting family and friends, I'm starting the week feeling good", he wrote on his blog. To be in the first team again is a victory for me. "Regarding my future, everything that was said in the press was not right all the time".


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