Why Manchester United are no longer interested in signing Benfica striker Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez
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Manchester United have dropped out of the race for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.

According to ESPN, Manchester United dropped out of the race for Darwin Nunez after Benfica quoted a fee of £100million.

The Red Devils believe paying £100million for the 22 year old is excessive and are instead now focused on signing a central midfielder rather than engaging in a battle with Liverpool for Nunez.

Ralf Rangnick, in his role as interim manager at United during the second half of last season, insisted signing a striker should be a priority for Manchester United this summer.

However, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag believes the existing attacking options, including Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Elanga, can significantly improve their collective strike-rate instead of spending £100million on Nunez.

Manchester United are prepared to sign an attacker this summer but only if the right player is available for the right fee.

Meanwhile, this Premier League star has been told joining Manchester United would be a step backwards for him.

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