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Manchester United transfer target was blocked by Arsene Wenger

As the transfer window is just around the corner, many Manchester United fans look to see if Jose Mourihno will be bringing anyone into Old Trafford to strengthen our squad in a push for the top 4 of the Premier League, but looking back, it seems our previous manager Louis van Gaal attempted to sign Mathieu Debuchy from Arsenal, only for the move to be blocked.

Today, Mathieu Debuchy told L’Equipe that he is hoping to leave Arsenal in the January window and, more relevant, that he “did not appreciate” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger blocking his opportunity to move to Manchester United.

Debuchy has only featured for 16 minutes this season, with Hector Bellerin first-choice at Arsenal right-back.

Playing for Manchester United is the dream of many a footballer, andMathieu Debuchy is no different, a dream that would’ve happened if not for Arsene Wenger vetoing the move 12 months ago.

Debuchy said:

“I wasn’t playing a lot, it was [Manchester] United, there’s nothing else to say. For me, it was almost unexpected, but the coach said no”

“It’s something I did not appreciate. He wasn’t using me, so I didn’t see his interest in doing that.”

Debuchy has been sidelined with injury since November, but added that him and Arsene are not entirely on speaking terms.

“We acknowledge each other, we say hello, nothing more”

RedMancunian tweeted this latest information earlier today, with many Manchester United fans thanking Arsene Wenger for blocking the move with most, not rating Debuchy good enough for the red devils.


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