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REVEALED: Van Gaal pulled Man Utd out of Gaitan signing

Manchester United had a deal in place for Benfica winger Nico Gaitan last summer.

A Bola says United agreed a deal for the Argentine, but decided against it at the last minute.

The Red Devils were on the brink of bringing long-term Gaitan to Old Trafford for a sizeable £22m.

However, the arrivals of Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial convinced manager Louis van Gaal into backing out of the agreement.

Gaitan, 27, will start against Galatasaray in Wednesday's Champions League Group C clash and hope to maintain Benfica's 100 per cent start to the competition.


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