Schmeichel calls on Man Utd fans to get behind Mourinho

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Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has confirmed he spoke with Jose Mourinho after Manchester United expressed their interest in signing him this summer, according to quotes in the Mirror.

Pogba's relationship with manager Jose Mourinho is said to be on the rocks, with the French midfielder recently telling the press that there are things he can not talk about for fear of being fined.

After identifying Toby Alderweireld as his top choice, Mourinho then moved on to the likes of Boateng, Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina, Diego Godin and Kurt Zouma.

Pogba's United future has had a cloud hanging over it this summer after his World Cup triumph with France, with rumours of a move to Barcelona and of a fallout with manager Jose Mourinho.

And Boateng confirmed that the former Frankfurt coach was one of the factors keeping him.

The 30-year-old says that he was tempted by the idea of a new challenge, but could not bring himself to leave a club of Bayern's stature.

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Pogba fuelled suggestions that he wants to leave with his comments during the recent global break, and it is widely thought that he will seek a move in either January or at the end of the season.

"I had enquiries from PSG and Manchester United", he told Bild.

"I did not want just to get away from Bayern, but I was thrilled to try a new challenge. I feel completely contended at Bayern one of the biggest clubs in the world".

"I explained to Jose that it's hard to leave Bayern, and if I do, everything has to be in place to top this club".

He said: "I think when we give him time, and we keep our patience with the players and with him, I think we can actually focus on what's happening". Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid following his third consecutive Champions League triumph back in May, but after a stretch out of the game the Frenchman has admitted he will to return to management sooner rather than later.

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