The Frenchman's future at Old Trafford has been called into question given his fractious relationship with boss Jose Mourinho. However, despite being tempted by a new challenge, the defender explained that it wasn't easy for him to leave a club like Bayern Munich.
After identifying Toby Alderweireld as his top choice, Mourinho then moved on to the likes of Boateng, Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina, Diego Godin and Kurt Zouma. It was no escape, but rather the thrill of a new challenge.
The 30-year-old has been at Bayern since 2011, and has represented the club on 261 occasions so far.
'There was a lot of talk, but it was just like that, I'm under contract in Manchester, ' Pogba told the TV station. "I feel completely contended at Bayern one of the biggest clubs in the world".
Bayern Munich's Boateng had already made his stance clear on the transfer as he personally called Mourinho to rule himself out of any potential deal.
"I phoned Jose Mourinho and told him that his interest honoured me and thanked him that he put his back into United for me", Boateng said.
It had been the Belgian's first start of the season, replacing new signing Fred, and his discipline in the middle, to go with his enormous physical presence, helped Manchester United dominate the midfield battle at Turf Moor. 'I explained to him that it's hard to leave, and if I do, everything has to be in place to top this club, ' explained Boateng.
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