Sporting Lisbon sold Bruma to Gala last week, though were quick to rubbish claims from agents that United had failed with a superior bid.
Speaking with Record, Bruma's prime advisor, Catio Balde, did not claim United had tabled an offer for the teen, but admitted they were interested.
Balde said: "Many clubs were waiting in the shade for the outcome (of Bruma's contract dispute). They were hoping Sporting would lose and could move for Bruma on more favourable terms."
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