Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho narrowly missed out in signing Bonucci

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho narrowly missed out in signing Bonucci

- Jose Mourinho's attempt in signing Leonardo Bonucci crumbled

- The Manchester United boss could not signed a center-back

- Mourinho also missed out on Jerome Boateng and Harry Maguire

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho failed in a summer bid to land Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci.

The 55-year-old boss put the Italian on his wishlist of centre-backs to bolster his defence during the summer.

But Bonucci was among the players United felt failed to offer value for money and he ended up rejoining his former club Juventus in a swap deal worth £31million.

Mourinho could only manage to make three signings and a center-back was not part of the new players. Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant were the stars that joined the Red Devils.

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Eric Bailly has not started since the defeat at Brighton as he struggles to find his best form and Raphael Varane a £100million target before it was made clear Real Madrid would not sell.

Both Atletico Madrid's Diego Godín and Leicester's Harry Maguire were also linked to Old Trafford but the duo have gone onto sign new contracts at their respective cclubs.

Bayern Munich and the Germany centre-back Jerome Boateng did not move an inch and had gone cold on a move to Old Trafford after facing them in a pre-season friendly.

And Bonucci was also wanted by Mourinho for a reunion after working with him during his spell at Inter Milan.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Argentina star Carlos Tevez has revealed the differences playing alongside countryman Lionel Messi and ex-Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

The petite striker who had the luxury of playing with both stars at different clubs added that their training ground routines is unrelated.

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