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Jerome Boateng reveals why he rejected Manchester United this summer

13 September 2018
Jerome Boateng reveals why he rejected Manchester United this summer

Jerome Boateng has confirmed reports that both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain were interested in him this summer while revealing that Jose Mourinho was unable to convince him to leave Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to sell Paul Pogba against the wish of the club's owners.

The German defender has proven himself as a world-class player in the past few years and Mourinho was believed to be keen on bringing him to Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho's struggles in the transfer market this summer have been well documented.

Boateng had previously played in the Premier League for Manchester City, but the 30-year-old defender could not be tempted to leave Bayern, even if the thought of a new club intrigued him. "I feel completely contended at Bayern one of the biggest clubs in the world".

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.

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. "Not because I wanted to leave Bayern Munich by all means".

"I had enquiries from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United. Everything has to fall in place to top this club, if I do it. Niko Kovac gave me the feeling that I am very important for him and the club".

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