Why Manchester United decided against signing Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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first_imgWhy Manchester United decided against signing Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Oct 2019 9:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link945Shares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Aubameyang has scored 49 in 77 for appearances for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Jose Mourinho was also sceptical about Aubameyang’s ability to lead the line and felt that he was not good enough with his back to goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Portuguese boss decided to sign Romelu Lukaku instead but Aubameyang’s record at the Emirates must have left United chiefs wondering what could have been.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsAubameyang has netted 49 goals in 77 appearances for the Gunners, while United’s top scorer in that time has been Anthony Martial.The Red Devils have struggled for goals this season and managed to find the net more than once in a game for just the second time this season in a 3-1 win against Norwich on Sunday.MORE: Granit Xhaka must apologise to fans immediately to save Arsenal career, says Alan Shearer Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang joined Arsenal in 2018 (Picture: Getty)Manchester United passed up the chance to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang due to concerns Dortmund’s valuation of the striker, his hold-up play and his age.The Gunners made Aubameyang their record signing in 2018 when they agreed a deal of around £56m for the Gabon international.United had been searching for a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and ‘extensively’ watched Aubameyang after getting wind of the fact he wanted to leave Germany.However, according to the Athletic, United decided against a move for the striker because he was 28 at the time and the club saw little value in shelling out £56m.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


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first_img Depay will play the final match of his PSV Eindhoven career against ADO Den Haag on Sunday before completing his £25million move to Manchester United. Depay has come to be regarded as one of the most feared wingers in European football after he followed up a successful World Cup by scoring 22 league goals for PSV. New Manchester United signing Memphis Depay says he is “honoured” to be likened to his idol Cristiano Ronaldo. “I have a good relationship with him,” Depay said. “In the World Cup he trained very hard and that is what I like. “I learned a lot from him. He is very strict and that is what I like. “If I do something good he is going to tell you, and that’s important, but also if you can do it better he is going to tell you that. “I believe he can make me better. I am young and I want to be one of the best players in the world.” With such scoring ability, stature and confidence, some in his home country have labelled the 21-year-old “The Dutch Ronaldo”. The Holland international is flattered by the comparison to Real Madrid’s former United forward, although he wants to carve out a history of his own with the 20-time English champions. “It’s an honour to have a name like that but you have to be real and I am down to earth,” Depay told Football Focus on BBC One. “He is my idol and a big, big player – maybe the biggest in the world. “I watched him a lot. I look at his free-kicks and how he moves, but I am Memphis and I am going to show myself.” Van Gaal handed Depay his international debut in October 2013 and had no problem naming the player in his World Cup squad the following year. In Brazil, Depay scored twice in five appearances in Holland’s run to the semi-finals, where they lost on penalties to Argentina. Depay has grown close to Van Gaal during their time working together and the youngster has no problem accepting the 63-year-old’s tough love approach when it comes to training. Press Associationlast_img read more