Manchester United reportedly spent years tracking Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before opting instead to sign Romelu Lukaku.
The Gabonese marksman has netted a staggering 49 goals in 77 games for the Gunners since joining from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.
And according to The Athletic, Arsenal were not the only club who had their eyes on the striker.
The report states the Red Devils scouted Aubameyang between 2016 and 2017, where he bagged 73 times in 91 games for the Bundesliga side.
It is believed Old Trafford chiefs were not convinced the forward could cut it in the Premier League, and also had concerns over his hefty £70m price tag given he was 30 at the time.
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Moreover, Ed Woodward and Co chose not to sign him as they believed he would not fit Jose Mourinho’s style of play, with the Portuguese keen for a front man that could press and hold the ball up.
United’s top scorer at the time, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, had suffered a serious knee injury in April 2017, so the club opted to spend £75m on Romelu Lukaku as opposed to signing Aubameyang.
The Gunners then ended up signing Aubameyang for £56m, and he has since gone on to become the club’s most important player.