It is not often that Manchester United will be sniffing around a man who failed at neighbours Manchester City but Jerome Boateng’s career has gone to strength to strength since his unsuccessful stint in England.

The German international has endured a tournament of struggle so far at this summer’s World Cup – like many of his teammates – underperforming as Joachim Low’s adventurous tactics have left him exposed at the back.

Nevertheless, United are desperate for a top-class centre half this summer to bolster their hopes of a title bid in the coming season and Bayern Munich have reportedly named their price for a man who has won the World Cup and the Champions League.

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That price is £43m, and we asked Man United fans whether that is a reasonable demand for a man at the later stage of his career, and the majority of them believe that it is.

66 per cent of the respondents want Ed Woodward to match that price, which is still expensive for a defender, as you can see from the full results below…

Sam Preston