Manchester United Passed Up On Mesut Ozil Before His Move To Arsenal

Red Devils are happy with their transfer business this summer. 

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Premier League champions Manchester United have no regrets whatsoever about turning down the chance to sign Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil this summer, according to reports in The Times.

The Red Devils were given the opportunity to sign the coveted Germany international earlier this month, only for new United head coach David Moyes to pass up on the chance to bring the 24-year-old to Old Trafford, with the Scot understood to prefer to concentrate on strengthening other more important areas of the team.

Moyes had made the acquisition of both a new left back and a central midfield player his top priorities of the close-season transfer window, which finally closed for business at midnight on Monday.

However, United were only able to fill one of those two problem positions with the purchase of Everton midfield player Marouane Fellaini for a fee of £27.5m, while they failed in their efforts to sign his team-mate Leighton Baines.

Meanwhile Ozil opted to leave the Santiago Bernabeu and move to Arsenal in a deal worth £42.5m, a club-record purchase for the north London club. However, United have been adamant following the German’s arrival at the Emirates that they were never interested in signing the player themselves and are happy with the business they have done this summer.

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