MANCHESTER UNITED were reportedly offered the opportunity to sign more than 15 players in just one week of the transfer window.
After deals for Adrien Rabiot and Marko Arnautovic collapsed in the second week of August, the window was proving to be a bit of a disaster for the Red Devils.
Several clubs looked to take advantage of United’s growing desperation by offering up their unwanted stars.
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, United were offered more than 15 players between August 15 – 21.
The club had prioritised a midfielder after missing out on Rabiot and Frenkie de Jong and reportedly held talks with PSG for Leonardo Paredes.
He eventually joined Juventus who were looking to ship out Weston McKennie to United in order to land Paredes.
Romano claims the Red Devils also considered signing Moises Caicedo but Brighton were adamant the 20-year-old would not be sold.
Aside from a new midfielder Erik ten Hag wanted to upgrade on Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot at right-back.
Barcelona, keen to offload Sergino Dest, offered the American while Borussia Dormund made United aware of Thomas Meunier’s availability.
Neither player fit Ten Hag’s criteria so the club decided to use their money on other targets.
That allowed United to fund an £85million move for Antony – but United had to wait on the Brazilian after Ajax refused to listen to offers during that week in August.
With United’s need for a winger clear, Chelsea offered Christian Pulisic the chance to move to Old Trafford.
Yannick Carrasco and Hirving Lozano were also offered up by Atletico Madrid and PSV Eindhoven respectively, but United chiefs decided against signing either wide man.