Bayern rule out Boateng switch for Martial

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However, they have not always been big names with Alan Brazil, Garth Crooks and Lou Macari also represented United at 10 for a season each.

Apart from these three additions, Jose Mourinho's side have been notable by their relative lack of activity in the transfer market.

Alderweireld and Maguire are proving expensive targets, and it appears talks have now begun over 29-year-old World Cup victor Boateng.

Manchester United are preparing to make a bid for Maguire before the transfer window closes on Thursday, according to Sky sources.

Speaking to MUTV before United's final pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Sunday evening, Mourinho admitted his worries about the strength of the club's top-flight competition this term.

Mourinho suffered his first blow of the night early in the second half when Eric Bailly was forced off with an injury after 50 minutes. "And with the fantastic spirit we have, in the majority of the players, I repeat: in the majority of the players, we have a fantastic spirit, we go with everything we have to the Premier League".

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Di Marzio scribe Matteo Moretto says West Ham United would like to bolster its strike options by asking a player to move just across London.

But Mourinho's pre-match comments suggest he is still looking for reinforcements. Fantastic experience for the boys. We don't want to come here and to lose badly, four or five.

"My CEO knows what I want for quite a long time", Mourinho told German TV ahead of Sunday's game.

"The other clubs that compete with us are really strong", Mourinho said, before his side were comprehensively dominated in a 1-0 defeat by Bayern Munich.

"If we don't make our team better it'll be a hard season".

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