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Romano names 12 players as he reveals Man Utd were ‘offered’ 15 in ‘crazy’ week

Fabrizio Romano has revealed Man Utd ‘offered’ 15 players in a ‘crazy’ week during a turbulent summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have backed Erik ten Hag with six new signings this summer with Antony, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia, Martin Dubravka and Lisandro Martinez all signing.

While most of their Premier League rivals, such as Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool, had fairly controlled transfer windows, recruitment at Man Utd seemed chaotic at times.

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Their long pursuit of Frenkie de Jong, despite the Dutch international making it clear he wanted to stay at Barcelona, ​​was a waste of time before finally sign Casemiro after a move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot fell through.

They showed more bad judgment when trying to sign free scorer Marko Arnautovic from Bologna before a huge fan backlash put an end to those negotiations.

In the same week they decided against signing Arnautovic, Romano claims Man Utd were offered 15 players as they battled to bring in the right players.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Romano said: “Two deals that were absolutely done for Manchester United. What happened? The following week, that crazy week, [Adrien] Rabiot turned down Man United because of the salary and United said no because of his salary demand.

“Marko Arnautovic is collapsing because the fans are crazy about this story.

“More than 15 players were offered to Man United that week. Memphis Depay on a free transfer, Moises Caicedo was considered a player for the midfielder as Rabiot did not join, Leandro Paredes was discussed by Man United and the PSG: PSG were looking for a solution for Paredes and Man United were looking for a different solution.

“Weston McKennie was a player offered to Man United, but they were interested in a different type of player for the midfield.

“There were also some for other positions. For the winger, because the Antony case was pending, [Yannick] Carrasco was offered on a permanent deal, not a loan. Christian Pulisic was discussed by Manchester United and Chelsea, but United tried to secure a loan and Chelsea had no intention of accepting this.

“Hirving Lozano was offered to Man United and they said no.

“A lot of other positions, for example right-back. Sergino Dest was offered, we must also mention Thomas Meunier.

“He was offered but Borussia Dortmund had no intention of continuing.”

Man Utd started the season in terrible form with defeats to Brighton and Brentford in their first two games, the 4-0 loss to the latter sending shockwaves around the fanbase.

But they recovered under Ten Hag to record four straight Premier League wins and moved up to fifth in the table.

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has been impressed with their ‘unity’ in recent weeks but insists their ‘pragmatic’ approach is not ‘the Manchester United way’.

“If you beat Liverpool, everything in the garden looks rosy again,” Souness told talkSPORT.

“I think they’re playing pragmatically now, they’re not playing the Manchester United way. Since I’ve been in football, United have been playing a certain way. [which is] is on the front of the stage, it’s exciting. They are determined to play this way because it is United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, if not the biggest.

“They were impressive because they showed solidarity to win games and when things got tough at the start of that second half they dug in. They conceded one, they were tipping but they got through that and scored a few goals at the break.

Romano names 12 players as he reveals Man Utd were ‘offered’ 15 in ‘crazy’ week

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