Manchester United fail with opening bid to sign Manuel Ugarte

Manchester United’s opening bid for the services of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Manuel Ugarte has been turned down.

According to a report from L’Equipe, Manchester United are interested in acquiring the services of Manuel Ugarte as they look to bolster their midfield. With the player unsure about his future at Paris Saint-Germain, the Red Devils want to make the most of the situation. But, they have failed with their opening bid.

Ugarte made a name for himself at Sporting CP before joining the Ligue 1 giants in a big-money move last summer. While he did start games consistently in the initial phase of the season, a lot changed towards the end of the season for the Uruguayan defensive midfielder as he hardly started any of their important games.

While he still has four years left on the deal that he penned down last summer, there is a lot of talk about his future. The 23-year-old could be on the move just a year after joining the Ligue 1 champions. With the player unsure about his future at the club, multiple clubs are ready to pounce on any opportunity.

Manchester United are interested in signing Ugarte as they look to reinforce their squad ahead of next season. The new part-owners have already made a decision regarding Erik ten Hag’s future and now they are looking to back him in the transfer market.

Manchester United’s initial bid for Ugarte rejected

In order to sort out their struggles in the midfield, Erik ten Hag is looking to add a new defensive midfielder to the mix. With Casemiro struggling to fire last season, the Dutch manager wants another quality option at his disposal, and Ugarte is a name on their wishlist.

With the player unsure about his future at PSG, the Red Devils are working hard to lure him to the club as they feel he could form a formidable partnership, with Kobbie Mainoo in the centre of the park. They were in talks over a potential signing and even submitted an initial bid for his services.

While the details of their offer have not been made public yet, it was not good enough as PSG turned it down. The initial offer might have been rejected, but it is not all over yet. The negotiations are expected to continue, and Manchester United could potentially make another offer soon.

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