Manchester United were expected to come out of the blocks quickly in the summer transfer window after Erik ten Hag was appointed as the new manager of the club. There was an excitement around Old Trafford after a long time, thanks to the incredible resume that the Dutchman had from his time at Ajax.
It is safe to say though that the start to the summer transfer window has not gone smoothly for the Red Devils, as they have struggled to get deals over the line, despite being linked with a long list of players.
One player who had appeared to be on their radar is Darwin Nunez, after his brilliant campaign with Benfica. But the club did not manage to sign him and instead the Uruguayan striker ended up at Liverpool.
Now, speaking about Nunez, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano revealed that missing out on him was a big blow for Manchester United, as he told GIVEMESPORT:
"“It’s not easy to find solutions, they [Man United] wanted Darwin Núñez, but Liverpool signed him in a very fast way.“And so, for Manchester United this was a big blow because they wanted Darwin Núñez.”"
Fabrizio Romano reveals big blow that Manchester United suffered this summer
Manchester United could definitely do with a striker this summer. Edinson Cavani left the club at the end of his contract while Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be looking for a way out of Old Trafford as well. Also, the Red Devils do not have a reliable goalscorer in their ranks other than the Portuguese legend, who himself is not coming off of the most convincing season of football.
Thus, missing out on Nunez was definitely a big blow for Manchester United and at the moment, it is hard to see a striker of similar ability available in the transfer market.
Overall, the Red Devils appear to be having a tough time attracting players to Old Trafford at the moment, having gone trophyless for five straight seasons and no Champions League football to offer this time around. The only player they have signed this summer is Tyrell Malacia of Feyenoord.