Marko Arnautovic turned down Manchester United, alternatively than the reverse, according to the player's agent.
Austria striker Arnautovic emerged arsenic a astonishment people for the Premier League broadside implicit the summer, having antecedently worked with manager Erik 10 Hag astatine Twente. However, helium ended up remaining astatine Bologna and has enjoyed a productive commencement to the Serie A season.
A conception of United's enactment voiced their concerns implicit the mooted transportation for Arnautovic and the nine are said to person pulled retired of a deal aft a not-insignificant magnitude of backlash. According to cause Tiziano Pasquali, though, things went down a small otherwise to however they were archetypal reported.
“Yes, Juventus and Manchester United had travel forward,” Pasquali told Gianluca di Marzio (via Sport Witness ). “From the English, we had received a written proposal, and the negotiations had continued adjacent aft immoderate contrary opinions from their fans.
“But successful the end, it was Marko who chose not to resistance it retired excessively agelong and to enactment astatine Bologna. How tin you deliberation that helium is present successful a atrocious way?”
Juventus yet turned their attentions elsewhere, signing Poland striker Arek Milik connected indebtedness from Marseille. United, meanwhile, opted to enactment with the strikers they already had, with wide guardant Antony the lone attacking signing they made successful August.
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Arnautovic, who spent six years successful the Premier League with Stoke and West Ham, has been successful awesome goalscoring signifier successful Italy this season. He has six goals successful 9 games, the joint-most successful Serie A, though the Rossoblu person lone scored 8 successful full and are languishing towards the ft of the table.
United made a likewise dilatory start, but person won 5 of their past six games to beryllium 5th successful the Premier League table. The astir caller of those wins saw Cristiano Ronaldo people his archetypal league extremity of the play to assistance decision Everton, and Ten Hag has fixed his verdict connected a antheral who might person ended up leaving Old Trafford implicit the summer.
"I privation to enactment him arsenic bully arsenic possible," Ten Hag said of Ronaldo earlier United's triumph implicit Omonia Nicosia connected Thursday. "We person definite demands from players, what we expect successful definite positions.
"I privation to get the champion retired of him, he's successful amended signifier present and I'm blessed with that. At the start, it was the lawsuit [lack of fitness], it's proven erstwhile again, nary 1 tin miss a pre-season."
A 1-0 triumph implicit the Cypriot Cup winners moved Ten Hag's squad 1 measurement person to the adjacent signifier of the Europa League, though Real Sociedad inactive pb the mode successful Group E.