The Red Devils tried to sign the Benfica man before the transfer window came to a close
Man United launched a late bid to sign Victor Lindelof on transfer deadline day but failed to agree a deal.
According to reports today, the Red Devils decided to make a late swoop for the Benfica man on deadline day so that they could use him for the remainder of the Premier League season.
However, both sides couldn’t reach a deal – despite Jose Mourinho’s men making several moves for the 22-year old throughout January – and now any move could only happen in summer.
Benfica’s president was in England
The move was launched when it was revealed that Benfica’s president was in England to help sort out Helder Costa’s move to Wolves and so Man United decided to approach him about a potential move while he was in the country.
Despite the fact the player has a £25.4m release clause, the president and Man United held talks that were ultimately unsuccessful, which means that the Red Devils will now have to wait until the summer transfer window opens to try and sign the defender again.