Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho was Manchester United’s top transfer target throughout the summer.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side missed out in the end, failing to meet the Bundesliga club’s huge asking price.
Supporters are now furious behind the scenes, conducting their own inquests on social media.
And The Athletic say United owner Joel Glazer was involved in a ‘difference of opinion’ with Ed Woodward over Sancho.
It’s claimed that Woodward lobbied the United owner into making a higher bid for the 20-year-old, with an initial offer of £80m plus add-ons swiftly rejected.
Glazer and other members of the United board were adamant that Dortmund’s asking price was unrealistic due to the coronavirus crisis, which remains ongoing.
And Woodward was left powerless, with Glazer and the United board ultimately ensuring the deal didn’t go through.
There were other problems, too.
The Red Devils didn’t like doing the deal via a third party, with United frustrated at the slow pace of transfer negotiations throughout the summer.
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