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Manchester United DECLINED getting into a bidding war with £85m Liverpool-bound Darwin Nunez

REVEALED: Man United PULL OUT bidding war for Liverpool-bound Darwin Nunez after finding £85m price too expensive – now turning to Ajax winger Antony and Derby’s Malcolm Ebiowei

Manchester United withdrew from the race for Darwin Nunez after deciding not to cling to a bidding war with Liverpool. sports post can reveal.

Nunez is expected to complete a £85million move from Benfica to the Reds, signing a six-year contract on Tuesday – in what will be a club-record buy for the Anfield outfit.

Manchester United were also in the running for the Uruguayan striker, but withdrew their interest after finding the asking price too high, rather than being turned down by the 22-year-old.

Manchester United rejected entering into bidding war with Darwin Nunez., who goes to Liverpool

Manchester United rejected entering into bidding war with Darwin Nunez., who goes to Liverpool

Nunez will go to Liverpool on Tuesday for a club record £85million from Benfica

Nunez will go to Liverpool on Tuesday for a club record £85million from Benfica

Nunez's agent invited United to engage in bidding war with Liverpool, but they declined

Nunez’s agent invited United to engage in bidding war with Liverpool, but they declined

sports post may indicate that they were invited to a bidding auction by the player’s agents but declined to participate – leaving the club not an option for the player.

United have achieved other goals with Ajax winger Antony and Derby County’s Malcolm Ebiowei at the forefront.

As revealed last month, Ebiowei, 18, has four teams clamoring for his autograph, with Tottenham, Newcastle and Crystal Palace also clamoring.

Ebiowei’s emergence was one of the bright spots of Derby’s season, which ended with relegation to League One after their valiant battle to beat the drop after being hit with a 21-point deduction.

Derby star Malcolm Ebiowei is wanted for the summer by a large number of top clubs

Derby star Malcolm Ebiowei is wanted for the summer by a large number of top clubs

United, Newcastle, Tottenham and Crystal Palace are in a four-way battle for the 18-year-old

United, Newcastle, Tottenham and Crystal Palace are in a four-way battle for the 18-year-old

But his short-term contract expires this month and Ebiowei, who has played at youth level for England and the Netherlands, is set to leave Pride Park.

Like Ebiowei, Antony is an inverted right winger. The Ajax star knows the new United boss Erik ten Hag very well after their two seasons together with the Dutch giants.

According to Goal Brasil, the player’s representatives have flown to Europe to try and expedite a possible deal with the player who is said to be keen to move to England to liaise with his former boss.

Erik ten Hag (left) would like to bring Antony to Old Trafford this summer

Erik ten Hag (left) would like to bring Antony to Old Trafford this summer



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