Jerome Boateng reveals reason for turning down Jose Mourinho

Jerome Boateng reveals reason for turning down Jose Mourinho

Jerome Boateng reveals reason for turning down Jose Mourinho

Doucoure told The Sun: 'I've known Paul since I played with him in the French Under-16 team and he was, physically, the same as he is today, because he was in advance of everyone.

"One thing I can promise: I will always give it 100 per cent, regardless for which coach".

He said: "There are things that I can not say, otherwise I will get fined".

"Neville the pundit on Pogba would say, 'He's a talented player but I want to see more consistency and leadership, '" he told The Times.

Pogba has refused to shut down talk of a move away from Old Trafford, saying during the worldwide break "who knows what will happen in the next few months".

"I always said to my players before they went, "While you're on worldwide duty do not comment about the football club, just concentrate on your country and don't contribute anything that may end up being controversial". I have a direct relationship with the players - not just Paul. Luke's evolution made us believe he goes in the right direction and, of course, I want to keep him.

Do you think people should leave the Frenchman alone and allow him to be who he wants to be? Never. He never told me he wants to leave.

"You have to ask him".

Manchester United has identified Paul Pogba's replacement at the Old Trafford according to report.

"The club need to say, "The manager is going to be here, you're going to be there, you've got a contract - shut up and get on with it".

Doucoure is likely to face off with Pogba in the Premier League clash, with the battle in the centre of the park always a pivotal one.

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. "Don't be someone who is seen as a mercenary or a mutineer".

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