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Manchester United almost signed Brazilian striker on Deadline Day

It has been revealed that Manchester United made an offer, which was accepted, for another striker on transfer deadline day but, due to agents on the other side of the offer, the striker wasn’t able to see the offer until after the window closed.

São Paulo striker, Alexandre Pato, has claimed that he received a very good offer from the Red Devils just hours before the deadline.

Speaking to Sportv, Pato claimed:

“Two hours before [the window closed] I had a very good offer from Manchester United,”

“I was expecting it, but actually only found out about it afterwards.”

If he were to sign for Manchester United, Pato would certainly be a back up to Anthony Martial. He’s a decent striker, but doesn’t have even compare to the ability of the 19 year old Frenchman. He has 13 goals in 34 games whilst on loan at São Paulo this season.

His owner club, Corinthians, are looking to offload the Brazilian striker. This is Pato’s second spell at the club after spending 5 years at A.C. Milan.

He was tipped across Europe to be one of the best young strikers in the world and he did very well in his first couple of seasons in Italy but soon faded into the back ground, due to injury and poor performances.

After half a decade in Milan, he requested a transfer back to his home club in Brazil, due to being home sick. Now, his old club, that once reluctantly sold him to Europe, no longer wants him.

He wouldn’t improve Manchester United’s first eleven but would provide a decent back up, something that United currently lack.

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