Manchester United fans disappointed with Jerome Boateng links

Manchester United fans disappointed with Jerome Boateng links

Manchester United fans have reacted negatively to the news that emerged of the club’s interest in signing Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng.

Ironically the reports flooded in just when Jose Mourinho’s men faced off in the pre-season friendly against the German champions.

United lost 1-0 in a disappointing display that will surely not have Leicester City quaking in their boots ahead of the clash at Old Trafford.

The match on Friday will be Mourinho’s first competitive match of an incredibly crucial season that could see him lose his job if the title isn’t won.

Perhaps it’s for that reason the Portuguese boss is said to be willing to bring in Boateng for the Red Devils.

Jerome’s injury prone record doesn’t bode well with supporters particularly since the rest of the club’s defence are also regular visitors of the medical department.

Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo were all injured at one point or the other and for various lengths of time last season.

Jose must be getting frustrated with his inability to rely on a solid, consistently available defensive backline so perhaps Boateng isn’t the answer.

It may be that the former Real Madrid manager thinks the German represents the ideal short-term solution before he puts his faith in Bailly and Lindelof.

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