As if failing to beat a 10 man Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday wasn't frustration enough for Jose Mourinho, the Manchester United manager now has to deal with the news that Victor Lindelof, one of his top transfer targets, has signed a new contract with Benfica.
The Swedish centre-half was reported to have agreed a move to Old Trafford in January, yet no move ended up materialising.
The surprising return to form of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo delayed Mourinho's plans to bring the Sweden international to United in the winter window and instead a Summer move was expected to happen.
Manchester United target Victor Lindelof has reportedly signed a contract extension with Benfica until 2021 pic.twitter.com/2Bvv9qT6Pv- Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 5, 2017
However, Portuguese daily O Jogo is now claiming Lindelof has opted to remain with the Eagles until 2021.
"Benfica chose to extend the employment relationship with Lisandro Lopez for three more sports seasons until June 30, 2021, and with Victor Lindelof until the end of the 2020/2021 season."
The Swedish centre half's move to Old Trafford looks a little less likely after signing a new contract until 2021. Image: PA
Of course, this being modern football, a new contract doesn't necessarily mean anything and it could just be a bargaining ploy by the Lisbon club to earn more out of any potential deal with United, or any other suitors.
(H/T 101 Great Goals)