Diego Godin's Agent Played Man United Brilliantly

Manchester United were left short-changed this transfer window. In hot pursuit of a centre-back, they came away with nothing.

Now the supporters are outraged. They want nothing more than for Man United to compete next season and maybe even make a challenge for the Premier League, but that looks highly unlikely right now. Where other clubs have strengthened a great deal, Man United have barely added to their squad.

So what happened on deadline day? Reports surfaced linked Man United to several top defender, and with just a few hours to go, veteran centre-back Diego Godín was reportedly inquired about.

And here's why. His agent did something very clever. He contacted Man United, asked if they were interested - an approach was made by the Red Devils, before Atleitco Madrid offered the 32-year-old a glowing new deal. What a move.

The reaction went down a storm but Man United were not too pleased.

Man United finished runners-up in the league last season, but the 19 point gap between them and first spot meant that it was hardly a title race. Their cup competitions offers little relief.

Where do you think Man United will finish next season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

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