Man United were offered ‘more than 15 players’ in ‘crazy week’ before they paid the pair £144m

Fabrizio Romano revealed that Manchester United were “offered more than 15 players” in just one “crazy week” during the summer transfer window.

After it was announced that Erik ten Hag would replace Ralph Rangnick at Manchester United, a dramatic summer felt inevitable.

The Red Devils lived up to expectations in this sense, although large parts of their business were overshadowed by their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong and Cristiano Ronaldo looking to leave.


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United agreed to pay De Jong a fee, but he never looked to leave Barcelona over the summer.

Man United kept aiming for what seemed like an eternity but in the end they made the wise decision to look at other goals.

Casemiro was the midfielder they settled on and Man United would pay up to £60m to Real Madrid for him.

The Brazilian international was playing with Ronaldo at Real Madrid and United hope their relationship will help the striker regain his smile.

Ronaldo spit on the doll earlier this summer because he apparently had no desire to play in the Europa League.

He was looking to leave so he could return to play in the Champions League, but Ronaldo didn’t get his move.

The seasoned striker will now stay at United until January at the earliest. He returned to the starting line-up earlier this week as coach Ten Hag’s side lost 1-0 to Real Sociedad.

Anthony also kicked off the £84.8m signing after scoring in his debut against Arsenal last weekend.

With the transfer window now closed, Romano spoke of a “crazy week” for Man United between August 15-21.

For context, this was the week after United’s heavy 4-0 loss to Brentford. On Monday 22nd, they bounced back to defeat Liverpool 2-1.

Romano revealed there was “no panic from United” and “waited” for Casemiro and Anthony while they were offered “more than 15 players”:

“Between August 15 and 21 it was a crazy week for Manchester United. It was a difficult moment for them – Anthony was not available and they had some issues with several negotiations. caught sneaking.

“Therefore, they made offers to Adrien Rabiot and Marko Arnautovic – both deals were in full swing.

But over the next week, Rabiot’s deal fell through due to salary demands, and Arnautovic’s deal fell apart because fans were so crazy about that story.

What happened next? Honestly, over 15 players were offered to Man United that week. Memphis Depay was on the free transfer one, Leandro Paredes was discussed, and Weston McKennie was offered as well.

While the Anthony deal was still in doubt, Yannick Carrasco was offered, and Christian Pulisic was discussed. At right-back, Sergino Dest and Thomas Meunier were also options.

“However, there was no panic from United, they decided to wait and just go for the big players. In the end, they got Casemiro and Anthony – their patience paid off.

“They were calm in a difficult moment and at the moment it seems like it was the right approach.”