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Man Utd unable to complete summer deal due to Red Devils’ lack of playing appeal

Manchester United saw their approach for Monaco’s Benoit Badiashile knocked back last summer with the centre-half opting to pursue his career with the French club.

The Red Devils were in the market for a defender as they eyed reinforcements.

United failed to secure many of their top targets which resulted in a poor start to the season.

Badiashile was identified as a defensive recruit, but instead wanted to remain at the Stade Louis II.

United, despite their rich history and reputation, could not offer Champions League football this season.

The 19-year-old has revealed that he has no regrets about turning down the Red Devils.

Benoit Badashile turned down Man Utd

Monaco are six points off the summit in Ligue 1 while United, despite a promising run of form, could again end the season without a trophy.

Their last piece of silverware came in 2017 with a move to Old Trafford no longer guaranteeing the success it once did.

“It was the right choice,” Badiashile told RMC Sport about staying in France.

“First off is that I have not enjoyed good seasons since I have been at Monaco.

“We played to stay up and so now I am really experiencing being at the top of the table and I think that continuing with the club that trained me was the right decision and this is being proved by the season that we are having.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to end the club's trophy drought
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to end the club’s trophy drought

When asked if he had regrets about rejected United’s advances he said: “No, not at all.”

United find themselves 10 points off league leaders Manchester City.

They remain in contention in the FA Cup and Europa League however with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appearing to make progress.

A new defender is on his wish list this summer however as he seeks to find a partner for Harry Maguire.

The England star has been paired with Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly this term, but both players have yet to truly convince in Manchester despite lengthy spells at the club.




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