The Daily Express is reporting that Manchester United were offered the chance to sign attacking-midfielders Willian and Mesut Ozil, but turned down the offer.
United's only senior signing this summer was Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini for a reported £27.5million fee on transfer deadline day. Fellaini's buyout clause was claimed to be £23million last season but expired at the end of July.
Many United fans, including sprinting champ Usain Bolt, urged new manager David Moyes to invest in an attacking midfielder who can act in the 'number 10 role'. However the Scot suggested that Shinji Kagawa and Wayne Rooney were enough options to have in central midfield. Moyes urged the board to sign the more versatile midfielder, Fellaini.
Until deadline day, Manchester United had not signed any senior players, but did manage to retain the services of Wayne Rooney after strong interest from Chelsea.
United were linked with numerous players throughout the transfer window, including having bids rejected for Ander Herrera and Cesc Fabregas. Sources also suggest United were keeping their eye on Luka Modric, Sami Khedira, Leighton Baines and Fabio Coentrao.
New signing, Fellaini is very capable of moving up the field and causing an aerial threat as well as a goal scoring threat, as shown at Everton.
Will David Moyes' signing prove to be a success at Old Trafford? Or will the Red Devils regret not doing any further business in the transfer window?
All will be found out during the course of this season.
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