Man Utd end interest in striker Arnautovic
Manchester United have ended their interest in Bologna striker Marko Arnautovic.
United’s new boss, Erik ten Hag, was considering a move for the 33-year-old Australian international, with whom he worked at Dutch side FC Twente.
But United are understood to have pulled out due to a combination of increasing transfer demands from Bologna and backlash.
United reportedly received complaints from fans opposed to the move.
Ten Hag refused to discuss the possible signing of the former West Ham United and Stoke City striker after the Defeat 2-1 for Brighton in United’s first Premier League game on Saturday.
Midfielder Christian Eriksen started the match at Old Trafford in a false new role.
Striker Anthony Martial was ruled out with a hamstring injury and Cristiano Ronaldo was not deemed fit enough to start after playing just 45 minutes in pre-season.
Arnautovic scored 43 goals in 184 Premier League games between 2013 and 2019.
BBC pundit Chris Sutton said there was news of interest from United “a PR disaster.”
“This is crazy,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club.
“I thought it was a travesty. It’s ridiculous. It’s a really wrong move in the eyes of the fans.”