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Revealed: What Manchester United’s board really thought about Marko Arnautovic deal

The Manchester United board’s view on signing Marko Arnautovic has been revealed.

Reports of Manchester United’s interest in Arnautovic emerged during the club’s 2-1 loss at the hands of Brighton this past weekend.

To say the transfer link has not gone down too well with many United fans is something of an understatement.

The Red Devils began the summer by trying to sign now Liverpool man Darwin Nunez. This was followed by links to Antony and Benjamin Sesko.

The latter has since signed for RB Leipzig, whilst Antony is still at Erik ten Hag’s former club, Ajax.

As a result, United’s links to Arnautovic are viewed by many as major step down. And, according to reports, Manchester United’s board were unsure when it came to signing Marko Arnautovic from Bologna.

It is added that Arnautovic was on the club’s radar at a time where Ten Hag is beginning to get ‘frustrated’ behind the scenes at Old Trafford.

Ajax have made it clear they’d want a substantial fee to let the Brazil international go, particularly after losing the likes of Lisandro Martinez, Ryan Gravenberch and Sebastien Haller already this summer. As a result, Manchester United switch their attention to Arnautovic.

But according to reports on Tuesday, United have since pulled out of the deal after receiving a number of complaints from fans.

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Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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