Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was reportedly involved in a row with owner Joel Glazer over a transfer for Jadon Sancho.
The Red Devils were heavily linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund star Sancho all summer though a deal was never completed.
It’s believed that United were unwilling to pay Dortmund’s £108m asking price for the forward having been consistently quoted that amount.
Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted Sancho though a move for Edinson Cavani was eventually completed instead.
And The Athletic say United chiefs Glazer and Woodward were involved in a ‘difference of opinion’ over Sancho.
It is reported that Woodward wanted the owners to raise their offer with an initial bid of £80m plus add-ons swiftly rejected by the Bundesliga giants.
Though Glazer and other members of the United board were insistent that the asking price was unrealistic due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It’s reported by Manchester Evening News that United will keep Sancho on their shortlist ahead of next year.
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Though a deal will remain difficult to do given the continued loss of revenue with fans still not allowed at Premier League matches.
Former United star Luke Chadwick slammed the club for their approach to the Sancho deal.
He said: “It does seem from the outside looking in that maybe all the eggs have been put in the Jadon Sancho basket and that's going to keep people happy for a certain period of time.
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“I think it's been glaringly obvious since the start of the season that there needs to be another central defender to come in and offer more competition, someone who plays every game really, with the back four that's playing at the moment.
“It does seem to be a little bit reactive in terms of there doesn't seem to be a huge recruitment plan there of what happens.
“It seems to be someone might become available and United go and try and get them.”
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