Bologna tell Manchester United to back off Marko Arnautovic
Bologna have told Manchester United to back off Marko Arnautovic, amid surprise interest in the striker.
Director and former Italy international Marco di Vaio says the Serie A side are proud of Manchester United’s interest, Fabrizio Romano reports.
Manchester United told back off Marko Arnautovic
The Athletic reported United had offered £6.8 million for the former West Ham striker.
Arnautovic played under Steve McClaren and Erik ten Hag earlier in his career at FC Twente.
The attempted move has prompted confusion and anger among Manchester United supporters, with the move further evidence of the club lacking a coherent strategy.
This summer was the chance to invest in young, up and coming players and start planning for the future. Instead we are chasing a 33-year-old as another desperate short-term solution.
Bologna’s resistance to selling might let Manchester United off the hook. While they insist there is no price tag to make them consider a sale, this could quickly be disproven, given that the starting bid has begun so low.
However, at this point Manchester United must read the room and move on. Arnautovic is not worth the fuss.
Bologna don’t want to sell, and Manchester United fans don’t want Arnautovic. There is still enough time to switch focus. The Italian club have politely asked United to back off, and in this case, their request should be obliged.