Jerome Boateng reveals what he told Jose Mourinho during summer phone call

  • Jerome Boateng reveals what he told Jose Mourinho during summer phone call

Jerome Boateng reveals what he told Jose Mourinho during summer phone call

Jerome Boateng says he phoned Jose Mourinho to personally explain his decision to reject the chance to join Manchester United over the summer.

Boateng actually lined out against United in a pre-season friendly on August 5 and must have impressed Mourinho but the German worldwide never looked keen on a return to Manchester.

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.

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.

Pogba's relationship with manager Jose Mourinho is said to be on the rocks, with the French midfielder recently telling the press that there are things he can not talk about for fear of being fined. However, despite being tempted by a new challenge, the defender explained that it wasn't easy for him to leave a club like Bayern Munich.

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. "It's one of the biggest clubs in the world". "I explained to him my reasons for not joining".

Mourinho is said to be determined to mould Rashford into one of the best players in the world in his position, whereas Martial's future remains as uncertain as ever.

Another defender who was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford was Germany and Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng. "Everything has to fall in place to top this club, if I do it".