The Manchester United fans are gathered at the bar in The Transfer Tavern and discussing reports that the club have had a bid for a defender rejected by the manager of a rival Premier League team.
The Irish Independent is reporting that Manchester United made a move to bring in Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was quick to reject the offer.
The news will come as no surprise to many, as Wenger would never in a million years loan a player to a rival to make them stronger.
Instead, Debuchy has returned to his native France with Bordeaux and the decision to reject the offer will be a bitter blow to Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal. who is in the last chance saloon with regards to his job.
With more pressure expected to be heaped on the Dutchman for lack of activity during this window, Van Gaal faces a fight for his future.
The Manchester United fans in The Tavern are not surprised at all by the news Wenger rejected the request and although they can’t stand the Arsenal manager understand fully why he decided against Debuchy joining the ranks at Old Trafford.
United fans, how big a disaster was this transfer window? Let us know in the comments below!