Boateng called Mourinho to turn down Man United

Boateng called Mourinho to turn down Man United

Marouane Fellaini was the first player to be mentioned by Jose Mourinho following his team's convincing performance against Burnley prior to the global break.

"I phoned Jose Mourinho and told him that his interest honoured me and thanked him that he put his back into United for me", Boateng said.

Tottenham were heavily linked with the player throughout the summer, while Chelsea were also said to be keen.

Yes, the summer window may have long since closed, but speculation about Manchester United eyeing some silly money move for a player they probably won't actually sign is never ever too far away.

Arsene Wenger was believed to be a fan of Martial during his time at Arsenal, but it is yet to be seen if Unai Emery feels the same way.

He told the Bild that he had "enquiries" from Man United and PSG but opted to remain in Germany because everything was "in place".

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After identifying Toby Alderweireld as his top choice, Mourinho then moved on to the likes of Boateng, Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina, Diego Godin and Kurt Zouma.

'As a fan, honestly, part of me is that no one is bigger than the club and I am not interested in people who are looking left and right.

Sky Sports reported in August that United and Mourinho were huge admirers of the central defender, though the 30-year-old held aspirations to win the UEFA Champions League and he felt he could not do that at Old Trafford.

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He admitted that he was thrilled at the prospect of trying out a new challenge but since Bayern was one of the biggest clubs in the world, it was hard for him to walk away.

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