Jerome Boateng is a very Mourinho-type player.
The 29-year-old defender has vast experience, and experience of winning trophies. Boateng has had many trophy-laden seasons with Bayern Munich, and would come in and make the immediate impact in defence that Jose Mourinho is looking for.
Bayern Munich were thought to be open to offers for the skilful centre-back. The defensive super-star, would add some much needed star quality to the Manchester United defence. The composed, ball-playing German international has the kind of quality at the back the Red Devils have not seen since the days Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand patrolled the United back line.
Instead, Manchester United seem to have turned their attention to World Cup star Harry Maguire.
Whether the Maguire interest is coming from the Portuguese himself is doubtful, with Boateng a classic kind of player that Jose likes to work with.