Manchester United unlikely to sign experienced defender, potentially due to one key reason: report

Manchester United are unlikely to acquire Jerome Boateng during this transfer window, despite the defender being keen on the move.

That’s according to BBC journalist Simon Stone, who claims that Jose Mourinho still thinks a deal can be done on loan, while Bayern are after a straight sale; potentially proving to be the stumbling block.

This window has been diabolical. The business done so far just hasn’t been enough. Jose Mourinho’s men finished some nineteen points off the pace last season. It’s a gap that Fred alone just isn’t going to make up.

Whether that’s down to Edward Woodward alone remains to be seen, but the manager has every right to be frustrated.

We’re talking about a club with an embarrassment of riches at their disposal. I think it’s extremely telling that at this point in time, West Ham finds themselves with a significantly higher net spend.

This isn’t a knock on Fred, by the way. He’s a great player, we just need more. A new centre-half is an absolute must. An injured Eric Bailly is about our best hope back there right now. We saw how that panned out last term. It could well be a frustrating campaign if no deal is pushed over the line.


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