Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji has revealed that he would turn down a move to Manchester United because of Jose Mourinho.

As reported by the Metro, Akanji has revealed that he is not a fan of how Mourinho is managing the club during their difficult spell.

The Dortmund defender confirmed that he was a boyhood United fan and he’s been quizzed on the chances of making the move to Old Trafford in the near future.

It’s true that I was a Manchester United fan from an early age. But at the moment I don’t look at their games closely because I don’t like the way they play under Mourinho. [I don’t know why] I’m not there and don’t know what they’re training.

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Despite only recently joining the Bundesliga outfit, Akanji has impressed during his time in Germany and is already being linked with moves away.

However, it seems that Manchester United are going to struggle to lure him to the Premier League anytime soon.

Mourinho has been lambasted in the media this season due to the negative style of play and poor atmosphere that surrounds the club.

With United eighth in the Premier League, the club are now facing an uphill task to finish inside the top four this season.