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Pick your Manchester United team to face Leicester City

Pick your Manchester United team to face Leicester City

Bayern Munich stars Franck Ribery and David Alaba have urged team-mate Jerome Boateng to remain at the club this summer amid interest from Manchester United.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that if the club does not strengthen before the season starts, it will be a hard campaign for them.

Yerry Mina (Barcelona) and Willian (Chelsea) are among those to be linked with a move to Old Trafford. I hope he'll stay with us because he's an important player.

Manuel Neuer insisted that Boateng would be "missed" at Bayern were he to leave and Alaba echoed his sentiments.

"We'd all be sad", Alaba said.

It's clear the South American wants to work with Mourinho again and his comments will only spark further speculation that Willian could be heading to Manchester United before the window shuts later this week.

It doesn't seem like the most outrageous of claims to suggest that managers should be able to coach the best out of their players, which begs the question, why shouldn't every manager feel the same?

The Portuguese coach welcomed back Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof for the 1-0 friendly defeat to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Sunday - United's last dress rehearsal before the start of the season.

"The other clubs that compete with us are really strong or they have already fantastic squads like Chelsea, Spurs, City, or they are investing massively like for example Liverpool buying everything and everybody", Mourinho told MUTV. Is it too much to demand that the best-paid managers in the world should be able to make a talented group of players into something greater than the sum of their parts?