Manchester United reportedly had the chance to sign the €60 million star but turned down the opportunity to get him and perhaps rightfully so.
Most Manchester United fans would probably want the club to sign another striker. Anthony Martial has found it tough to find the back of the net on a consistent basis this season. And while Edinson Cavani has done well on some occasions, the fact of the matter is that he also has just 4 goals to his name.
Most of the goals this season have come from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford. And while everything seems to be going their way at the moment as they find themselves at the top of the Premier League table, it will be a difficult task to remain there come May if they do not have a striker who can score on a consistent basis.
According to Fabrizio Romano, they did have the chance to get Luka Jovic from Real Madrid but did not end up going for him:
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The Serbian has endured a terrible time since joining Real Madrid. After a brilliant season at Eintracht Frankfurt that saw him score for fun, Zinedine Zidane’s side decide to shell out €60 million to secure his signature. Safe to say that has turned to be quite a costly mistake for the Spanish giants.
Jovic has managed to score just twice since moving to Los Blancos and has already been sent back on loan to his former club, with hopes that he can get his career back on track. Real Madrid are no the Champions League winning machine that they were a few seasons earlier, following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and the failed attempt to replace him with Eden Hazard.
And the last thing that the Red Devils need right now is another out of form striker. Jovic has done nothing since leaving the Bundesliga to suggest that he could get the job done in the Premier League. Thus, United probably dodged a bullet by not signing him when the offer from Real Madrid was on the table.