Double blow for Man United

Manchester United failed in bids to sign Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao.

Last Updated: 03/09/13 at 01:23 Post Comment

Ander Herrera: Proposed move to Old Trafford didn't happen

Ander Herrera: Proposed move to Old Trafford didn't happen

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David Moyes saw a £25million bid for the player turned down for Herrera and United were understood to have been prepared to meet his 36million euros release clause.

But a deal didn't happen and the midfielder stayed at Bilbao.

Meanwhile, Moyes turned his attentions to Coentrao having missed out on Everton left-back Leighton Baines.

It seemed he had pulled off an amazing last-ditch coup.

But Press Association Sport understands the paperwork was not completed in time and Coentrao will remain at the Santiago Bernabeu.


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