The true reason Bruno Fernandes moving to Manchester United finished in shambles was disclosed to be the frequent midfielder loss of ball possession, reports ESPN.
United looked at Fernandes as a prospective alternative to increase their midfield after an impressive season that saw 31 objectives for Sporting Lisbon in Portugal’s global rating.
However, the club’s recruitment team voiced concerns about the 24-year-old’s passing statistics, before deciding he did not fit in with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s possession-based style of football.
The Red Devils also became frustrated at the amount of speculation in Portugal, about a possible move for Fernandes.
Old Trafford chiefs believe Sporting tried to drive up the price, by over-stating interest from the Premier League. Tottenham and Liverpool were also linked with moves.