2018 FIFA World Cup Star: Why I Snubbed Manchester United

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World Cup Star: Why I Snubbed Man Utd

2018 FIFA World Cup Star: Why I Snubbed Manchester United

By Keegan Kruger – Aug 15, 2018 03:30 PM @KeeganKruger

A Manchester United transfer target, who featured at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, has revealed why he snubbed the opportunity to join Jose Mourinho’s side.

The Red Devils, who were linked with the likes of Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng and Toby Alderweireld in the latest window, surprisingly made a late bid for Atletico Madrid stalwart Diego Godin in the last few hours of deadline day.  

United were said to be willing to pay the 32-year-old’s €25 million (R404 million) buyout clause, but the Uruguay international has now confirmed he turned down the English side’s advances, explaining that this had nothing to do with him receiving a bumper new deal, as reported by a few media houses.

“I have not renewed,” Godin said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

“I have had offers, although I have decided to stay for personal reasons and I am only thinking about the (UEFA Super Cup) final.

“But I have not extended my contract. I saw that news came out but I do not know where it came from.”

The centre-back has made 350 appearances for Los Rojiblancos since joining the LaLiga side in 2010, scoring 23 goals and assisting a further 11 strikes.

Do you think the Uruguayan made the right choice? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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