It was reported that Ed Woodward came close to calling off the transfer for Sporting Lisbon player Bruno Fernandes due to the concerns that it could be a repeat of the Alexis Sanchez deal.
Manchester United executive Ed Woodward and the club is still heavily scarred by the Alexis Sanchez transfer to the club in January 2018.
The Red Devils fought for his signature with noisy neighbours Manchester City and eventually signed him in a swap deal with Arsenal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the other direction.
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Alexis Sanchez scored an impressive 80 goals in 166 games for the Gunners before departing for Old Trafford where he was handed outrageous weekly wages of £500,000.
The Chilean international turned out to be a flop at Old Trafford as he scored just five goals in 45 games before Manchester United sent him on loan to Inter Milan where they are still paying a part of his outrageous salary.
The Daily Express said that Ed Woodward was sceptical about another big January transfer and you can’t blame him based on his experience two years ago.
The Bruno Fernandes deal will still gp ahead despite his reservations over the ability of the player to meet the expectations after his £60m transfer.