Manchester United would no longer be pursuing a deal for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti according to the report via the Daily Star.
It was revealed that Manchester United are not ready to pay the £50m transfer fee slammed on Samuel Umtiti by his club.
Barcelona are willing to let French centre back Umtiti leave the club in the summer after the player struggled to find his form and fitness for the better part of the last two years.
Samuel Umtiti had a very good first season at Barcelona following his transfer to the Nou Camp from French giants Lyon in the summer of 2017. He helped France to the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia after his stellar debut campaign for Barcelona.
Since that World Cup win in Russia, he has not been consistent in his displays for Barcelona.
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Manchester United might consider a summer transfer for him again on the condition that Barcelona lower their high asking price for him.
The Red Devils have improved defensively in the past weeks and months but that has not stopped the Samuel Umtiti links.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players were under serious pressure after the 2-0 home loss to Burnley in the Premier League but they have bounced back from that disappointing result with an unbeaten run spanning 11 games and based on a solid defensive base as marshalled by Harry Maguire who’s in his first season at the Theatre of Dreams.
Manchester United have kept nine clean sheets during that unbeaten run across all competitions.
The defensive players like the aforementioned Harry Maguire plus his preferred centre back partner Victor Lindelof and others like Ivorian centre back Eric Bailly, fullbacks Luke Shaw, Brandon Williams and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have all played their parts in the current run of solid defensive showing which has yielded just two goals conceded in 11 games in all competitions.