Manchester United are set to miss out on the signing of Jerome Boateng because the German feels the club does not want him bad enough following their pursuit of his signature.
Boateng was Mourinho’s top target this summer but the Portuguese manager failed to convince the Manchester United board to get him the World Cup winner.
Sun Sport reports that the former Chelsea boss and Ed Woodward have differing views on who the club should sign and that affected their pursuit of Boateng’s signature.
The report claims that the club’s board led by Ed Woodward wants players they can sell later on for profit sake, but Jose Mourinho wants established professionals who would most likely be at the twilight of their careers.
In the case of signing a new centre back, the Red Devils’ board preferred to sign Harry Maguire instead of Jerome Boateng, while Mourinho wanted the German.
Because of his age, Manchester United reportedly only offered to sign him on loan for the rest of the season, but this was not well received by the defender who saw it as a show of lack of trust, and he subsequently reached out to Mourinho and informed him that he has no interest in coming to Old Trafford any longer.