Boateng reveals reason for turning down Mourinho and Man Utd

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup victor was heavily linked with the Red Devils and Paris Saint-Germain in the latest transfer window, but a move away from the German giants did not materialise. "Niko Kovac [Bayern's new boss] gave me the feeling that I'm very important for him and the club".

Doucoure is likely to face off with Pogba in the Premier League clash, with the battle in the centre of the park always a pivotal one.

His public statements, coupled with footage of him dancing with the French national team, have angered a number of supporters, many of whom have called for him to leave the club. They could do with some new additions as their lack of depth, particularly in the attacking third, could be emphasised by injuries and fatigue affecting key players following a hard post-World Cup period. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

"I make no secret I want to become like him".

Spanish newspaper, El Confidencial, reports that Perez is "disturbed" by reports that the Zidane, who guided the club to three successive Champions League trophies, has set his sights on succeeding Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

And he has explained that, whatever happens, "Manchester United will be fine".

"If I was still in that dressing room giving personal advice it would be, 'Paul, it's obvious you want to play somewhere else but be professional. It's one of the biggest clubs in the world".

Boateng went onto reveal that he personally spoke to Mourinho regarding Manchester United's interest.

"United got a valuable win at Turf Moor last time but they won't relish a trip to Vicarage Road and I expect the resurgent hosts to get at least a point from the game".

"They have to protect their asset but privately they might be doing a deal because they want to get their £90m back". Don't be someone who is seen as a mercenary or a mutineer.

"So there are four ways to look at it - pundit, owner, fan, a personal word". You don't need to do that'.

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