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Manchester United pulled-out of £22m signing this summer

GaitanManchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are shocked to hear that manager Louis Van Gaal pulled-out of a major transfer deal this summer.

Whilst the fans are happy with the recruits, such as Bastian Schweinsteiger and Anthony Martial, they’ve raised their eyebrows after The Daily Mirror revealed they pulled-out of a deal for Nicolas Gaitan.

It’s stated United agreed a £22m transfer with Benfica for the player but eventually decided against a move for the 27-year-old, which may be down to the club’s signings of Memphis Depay and Martial.

Gaitan has long been linked with a move to United, as well as other top-sides, so our regulars are surprised that United didn’t complete this move when it came about- regardless of the fact that other players were pursued and were successfully courted.

Some at the bar have suggested Gaitan’s move may have been put on the back-burner whilst they completed these other deals, before eventually running out of time in the transfer market.

United fans, would you have liked to sign Nicolas Gaitan this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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