Mourinho fears "difficult season" for Manchester United

Anthony Martial

Bayern Munich have put a €50m (£44.5m) price tag on Boateng, who is also wanted by Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Metro, Ribery said: 'I've been playing with Jerome for many years now.

"In the World Cup and recent seasons, I think he's been atrocious at times with his defending". I hope I can work with him again someday.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer added that Boateng "would be missed" if he left, while David Alaba echoed those remarks.

Jose Mourinho has turned his attention to the Germany worldwide as he looks to bring in a new defender before the start of the Premier League season.

'We'd all be sad, ' the Austrian said.

United's build-up to the new campaign has been dominated by Mourinho's clear frustration over transfers, which has brought his relationship with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward into the spotlight. 'He's a world-class player, one of the best in his position'.

Speaking before his side's lacklustre 1-0 friendly loss to Bayern Munich in Germany, Mourinho delivered a pointed warning to the figures controlling the purse strings. "On Friday we go with the best possible team".

It is impossible to keep Manchester United out of the news at the moment with a host of players linked with the club as we have already mentioned, whilst the speculation surrounding Paul Pogba to Barcelona continues to swirl.

Leicester's Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld, of Tottenham, were thought to be their top targets until the Red Devils' attentions turned to the Bundesliga yesterday. Or they are investing massively like Liverpool, who are buying everything and everybody.

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