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