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Why Ed Woodward Blocked José Mourinho From Signing Manchester United Target Jérôme Boateng

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Why Ed Woodward Blocked José Mourinho From Signing Manchester United Target Jérôme Boateng

Former Manchester United boss José Mourinho was frustrated at the club for not signing a defender in the summer transfer window.

The 55-year-old Portuguese manager revealed in July that he had handed the United board a five-man transfer list after he had already signed Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.

The Red Devils failed to land a central defender in the summer, with Jérôme Boateng and Diego Godín emerging as two targets for Mourinho.

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However, Ed Woodward was not keen to allow the former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss from making a move for the Bayern Munich star.

According to ESPN, United's executive vice-chairman stopped a transfer for the 30-year-old German because of his injury record.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

That's right, Woodward did not want to match the club's price tag for the player.

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In fact, it is also reported that he did not want a repeat of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Owen Hargreaves, both of whom came from Bayern Munich and endured injury-blighted stints at Old Trafford.


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Topics: Football News, ed woodward, Football, Manchester United, red devils, Premier League, Bayern Munich, Jerome Boateng, Old Trafford, Bundesliga

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