Manchester United €25m Off Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng Price Tag

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United finished as runners-up last season, 19 points behind Manchester City, and Mourinho has already made it clear that his team needs more players if they are to overhaul their neighbours.

Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Yerry Mina have all been strongly linked with moves to Old Trafford this summer, but the chances of a late arrival are slim.

Manchester United have offered to pay just £22.3m for Arsenal target Jerome Boateng because the defender is demanding a huge £12.5m-a-year contract, according to the Sun.

"I'm not confident, I'm not confident and the market closes today so is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed".

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"My view is that first of all is hard for me to believe we finished second", he added. It is hard for me to understand we finish second.

The Germany worldwide is aiming to win one more Champions League title in his career.

No great surprise that he gives a predictable top three, Man City to retain their title, followed by big spending Liverpool, then Tottenham.

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Goalkeeper Sergio Romero, defenders Antonio Valencia, Diogo Dalot and Marcos Rojo and midfielders Nemanja Matic and Andre Herrera are all absent through injury for Friday.

Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku returned early and should be available.

'It is hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or didn't sell players but sometimes in football, you need to behave different'.

"We have only seen him when he has appeared in front of the TV cameras this summer and heard what he has told the media, and I suspect he will behave very differently on the training ground with his players".

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The Red Devils coach has cut a sullen figure throughout pre-season with the former Chelsea boss unable to hide his dissatisfaction with Brazil worldwide midfielder Fred being his sides only high profile signing.