Man Utd have missed out on signing four Arsenal players after Gabriel Magalhaes transfer

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Nicolas Pepe

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to sign Jadon Sancho 12 months ago, only for his side’s failure to secure Champions League qualification to count against them.

As a result, the United boss mulled over signing Nicolas Pepe from Lille.

The Ivory Coast international had flourished in Ligue 1 and, with United wanting a right winger, thought about signing him.

But, with Lille demanding £72m, the Red Devils chose to walk away from a deal.

That left Arsenal with a free path to Pepe but, though he’s had some good moments for the Gunners, his signing hasn’t worked out so far.

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