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Paddy Power have produced a hilarious video titled 'Manchester United Transfer Strategy - EXPLAINED' following a mad 48 hours in the transfer window.
United were beaten 2-1 in their Premier League opener against Brighton on Sunday and it seems to have sent the club's transfer activity into overdrive.
During the game, reports linking them to Bologna striker Marko Arnautovic emerged and a bid of £8 million was turned down.
Fans voiced their concern over a transfer for the Austria international and that coupled with Bologna's demands saw United pull out of a potential deal on Tuesday.
Monday saw United turn their attentions to Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, which fans aren't too thrilled about either.
The Athletic claim a deal for the 27-year-old has been in the works for a few weeks and he has one year remaining on his deal.
United have chased Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong for the last three months and many think a move for Rabiot has come out of left field.
It's safe to say this isn't the transfer window expected when Erik ten Hag arrived at the end of last season.
Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez remain their only arrivals so far after letting six first-team players depart upon the expiry of their contracts in July.
Betting firm Paddy Power have captialised on the Red Devils' misfortune and released a parody of how things go down in the boardroom.
Behind the scenes with Man Utd’s transfer committee… pic.twitter.com/wxFATZdJYM— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 9, 2022
The video begins with a shot of United's 'transfer targets' on a whiteboard including Christian Benteke, Danny Welbeck, Graziano Pelle and Ali Dia.
Two employees are hard at work picking said striker with a paper fortune teller.
The duo are dismayed when Arnautovic pops up and one vents: "For f**k sake he's 33."
Before getting to work, they decided to check how negotiations for de Jong are going. They're going very slowly as the computer is broken and a ticket with IT has been raised.
Employee no. 2 gives Arnautovic a call and is immediately met with a no.
Another go of the paper fortune teller tells United to sign Odion Ighalo, who they brought in on a short-term loan in 2020.
He ended up staying for an entire year however and now plies his trade for Saudi Arabian outfit Al Shabab.
Rabiot is next to his name so they decide to give his mum, who is his agent, a ring.
United return to action on Saturday against Brentford and it's unlikely any new signings they make will feature.