Man Utd news: Real reason behind Paulo Dybala to United transfer falling through – Wright | Football | Sport
The Red Devils and Tottenham tried to sign the Juventus star in the summer window.
However, Manchester United were forced to pull the plug on the deal due to Dybala’s demands.
The Argentina’s mammoth wage demands as well as issues over image rights forced United to end their interest.
Tottenham made a late move for the Juventus forward on deadline day, however, the north London side faced the same problems.
And Arsenal hero Wright says Dybala had no interest in joining United, claiming his demands were supposed to put the Red Devils off.
Wright told BBC 5 Live: ”I think Manchester United would never have a problem attracting people once they want them.
“I think Paulo Dybala didn’t want to come here and the demand was just to make sure. He didn’t want to come here.”
A lot has been made of United’s interest in Dybala, with Red Devils hero Rio Ferdinand claiming he’s glad his old side didn’t land the Juventus star.
He told the Daily Star: “A lot of players have declined coming to Man Utd in recent years. They’ve chosen somewhere else.
“But I don’t know how Dybala had the audacity to turn them down when he’s on the bench at Juventus. He needs to start playing some football.
“Maybe he’s thinking: ‘I want to be Champions League or I’ll sit on the bench. I’d rather do that than play at Man Utd’.
“Well, I’m happy he didn’t come, then because you haven’t got the right minerals that I want in a Man Utd player.
“I want someone who wants to come and thinks: ‘Man United need to get back to being a top team, I want to be the catalyst’.
“That’s the type of person you want to come through the door.
“Ole has gone with younger players. James and Wan-Bissaka are two young, young, young players with huge potential. They’re projects.”