Premier League giants Manchester United had the opportunity to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before he left the German Bundesliga for England.
Manchester United were looking for a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic while Jose Mourinho was the manager and the Portuguese tactician decided against signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for three reasons according to The Athletic.
Manchester United didn’t sign Aubameyang because of his inefficiency when it comes to holdup play.
Another reason behind the decision not to sign him was his age as he moved to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund at the age of 28.
The final reason was as a result of his price tag which turned out to be a club-record for the Gunners.
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They paid £56m to sign Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.
Since moving to Arsenal, the Gabonese international has scored 49 goals in 77 appearances in all competitions for his team.
He was the joint topscorer with the Liverpool duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in the last Premier League campaign with 22 goals.
After opting to sign Aubameyang, Jose Mourinho and Manchester United settled for Romelu Lukaku who spent just two seasons before his transfer to Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan during the summer’s transfer window.