Manchester United consider £50m swoop for Jérôme Boateng

Marcus Newton
August 6, 2018

Mourinho, who has been linked with moves for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire before Thursday's transfer window, selected Alexis Sanchez as captain in Bavaria.

"My CEO knows what I want for quite a long time", Mourinho told German TV ahead of Sunday's game.

"The other clubs who compete with us are really strong and already have fantastic teams". He told MUTV, "If we don't make our team better it will be a hard season for us".

Boateng made 24 appearances for rivals City before leaving for the Bundesliga in the summer of 2011.

The Red Devils have failed to land the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, however, and Kenyon has noticed how Mourinho has appeared unhappy in pre-season.

Since the 20-year-old burst onto the scene in 2015, he has become one of the most highly-rated young players in the world. They could not have done better than they did.

Anthony Martial returned to training at Manchester United on Friday, although the France international's summer of discontent shows no sign of ending, with the transfer deadline now five days away.

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"At the same time there was [Robert] Lewandowski on Axel, [Arjen] Robben on Mitchell, [Leon] Goretzka on Garner and [Niklas] Sule on Chong".

"It was fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. It was their complete squad apart from [Corentin] Tolisso".

Rashford follows in the footsteps of United legends such as Wayne Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Teddy Sherringham to wear the famous number.

"Yeah, he wanted it".

Kenyon said former Chelsea boss Mourinho, the club and fans "do not feel good" at the moment.

"Of course, he respected the big Rooney and then Zlatan wanted to have it. It's something fantastic the kid, let's give it to him".

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