‘Arnautovic’ revealed that he was close to beating Man Utd

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Marko Arnautovic has revealed he was not only close to joining Manchester United last summer. As the Red Devils tried to sign him five years ago as well

. Falling heavily with United news last summer. But in the end, he stayed at Bologna.

The Austrian striker had previously played in the Premier League with Stoke City and West Ham. Where his impressive form has attracted interest from a number of clubs. With United when Jose Mourinho was still manager enough reinforcement.

But Arnautovic has now revealed that Mourinho’s hopes of signing him were scuppered by United’s move for Paul Pogba. He has claimed that the Red Devils did not have the money to sign him. Having spent more than £80million on Pogba.

“He already knows and He wanted me when I was at West Ham. He asked me: ‘How much does it cost?’ And I said: ‘Ah, do you still want me?’ But his Manchester United had already bought Pogba and they didn’t have enough money for me,”

United surprisingly made a second attempt to sign Arnautovic in the summer just gone. Boss Erik ten Hag has made boosting his attacking options a priority since taking over in June, with Arnautovic becoming a shock target.

“He already knows. He wanted me when I was at West Ham, he asked me, ‘How much are you worth?’ and I said, ‘Well, you still want me?’ His Tur United bought Pogba and they didn’t have enough money to buy me,” Arnautovic told UFABET