Manchester United tried to use the French winger in the summer but were pushed back by the Bundesliga side
in the summer with the hope of signingDiaby
didn't want to sell and he refusedManchester United
's attempts to strike a deal forMoussa Diaby
Jadon Sancho wasUnited
's leading transfer target, but Borussia Dortmund refused to sell the England international.
to consider alternatives,Diaby
was among the players who they thought of, and they were willing to offer €50m for him.
He scored five goals and provided five assists in the Bundesliga last term, and United sees him as a player who could improve their attack.
toldthe Red Devils
that they will not sellDiaby
, particularly after the sale of Kai Havertz to Chelsea andLeverkusen
was not under pressure to sell him.
The club eventually agreed to sign Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo from Penarol and Atalanta respectively.
It is unclear whetherUnited
will return forDiaby
in January or next summer, but much will depend on the outcome of their Sancho pursuit.
Solskjaer's side recorded a vital 3-1 victory over Everton on Saturday to ease the pressure on their under-fire manager.