Jose Mourinho Calls On Ed Woodward To Fix 'Difficult Season' Ahead

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Arsenal are prepared to rival Manchester United for the signing of Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, according to a report in Germany.

Having won the Premier League title in 2014/15, Mourinho faced a dressing room revolt in the following campaign, with the Brazilian seemingly being the only player to keep on giving his all.

Jose Mourinho has pleaded with United chief Ed Woodward to bring in some new faces to Old Trafford before Thursday's deadline.

Sportsmail reported last week that the 29-year-old had been offered to United after his move to Paris Saint-Germain collapsed.

Frank Ribery led the calls as he said: "I've been playing with Jerome for many years now".

"In the World Cup and recent seasons, I think he's been atrocious at times with his defending".

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"It will get worked out and I would hope Jose is part of that working it out because he is incredibly skilled and he's demonstrated he can do things".

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer added that Boateng "would be missed" if he left, while David Alaba echoed those remarks. 'He's a world-class player, one of the best in his position'.

"My CEO knows what I want and I still have a few days to wait and see what happens", the Portuguese manager told MUTV ahead of his side's pre-season friendly defeat by Bayern Munich on Sunday. "On Friday we go with the best possible team".

"The other clubs who compete with us are really strong and have fantastic squads, like Chelsea, Tottenham or Manchester City".

Boateng was one of nine centre backs recommended to Mourinho and Woodward, United's executive vice-chairman, by the club's scouting department towards...