Manchester United's summer of transfer woes was worse than first revealed, as another star has claimed he turned down to the chance to join up with David Moyes' squad.
Bayer Leverkusen winger Hueng-Min Son was the subject of intense transfer specualtion leading up to the summer transfer window at the end of last season, with Premier League clubs such as Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur linked with purchasing him from Hamburg.
Son eventually switched Bundesliga sides and joined Bayer Leverkusen, but it has now been revealed that Manchester United also made an offer for him, only to suffer another rejection.
Thies Bliemeister, the 21-year-old's agent, has claimed that Old Trafford scouts had been sent to watch Son a number of times and that an offer came in to Hamburg from the Premier League champions.
Unfortunately, Manchester United's summer of disappointment struck again as Son felt a move to the BayArena would be more beneficial for his career at this moment in time.
"Even United wanted Sonny," Bliemeister told German publication Bild.
"Manchester United were very interested in him. We had already held talks. HSV to Manchester had also been reported.
"The interest was a great honour for Son. But Leverkusen had simply made the best impression. And as an intermediate step, Bayer is ideal for his career now."
Son's Manchester United rejection is further proof of a summer that has been bookmarked by a failure to get deals done.
Rejections by Barcelona pair Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcanatara, were followed by failures to complete a deal for Athletic Bilbao playmaker Ander Herrera and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao.