Boateng: What I Told Mourinho On The Phone

Hope Soto
September 14, 2018

The Frenchman was linked with a move to Real Madrid but ended up with United and recently, the creative midfielder has been the subject of making a switch to join Barcelona.

German media reported in August that Boateng informed United coach Jose Mourinho of his decision to not return to Manchester, where he had played for local rivals City in the 2010-11 season.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal were all said to be interested in signing Doucoure, the French midfielder who is valued at around £40million.

The 25-year-old has endured putting up with Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho over the past year but has chose to calm his nerves with the United boss.

Neville has now opened up on the situation, and has insisted that his former club would move on if the 25-year-old was sold.

"So when we give him time, and we give him patience, and we understand that this is a period where we have to develop into where we want to be at the point where we can say: now we can win the Premier League - then I think we will get there". "It's one of the biggest clubs in the world".

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"I phoned Jose Mourinho and told him that his interest honoured me and thanked him that he put his back into United for me", Boateng said.

"The owner in me would do what United are doing at the moment, saying he is not for sale".

"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".

Manchester United, who now sit tenth in the Premier League, return to action on Saturday, September 15 with a trip to Watford. 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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