Erik ten Hag’s first competitive match in charge was derailed by a Pascal Gross brace for the visitors, with an Alexis Mac Allister own goal proving too little, too late for the Red Devils.
In particular, United are understood to be on the hunt for attacking reinforcements, and with that in mind, here is Monday’s Old Trafford-related transfer speculation...
Arnautovic bid rejected
United have had a bid of around £7.6m for Marko Arnautovic rejected by Bologna, according to Sky Sports.
The veteran Austrian has emerged as a shock target for the Red Devils in recent days, with Erik ten Hag eager to bolster his attacking options following a disappointing opening day defeat to Brighton.
The Dutchman currently has Anthony Martial and Cristiano Ronaldo to choose from as recognised out-and-out strikers.
United are also understood to remain interested in RB Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko, but there is a feeling that any deal could be difficult deal to complete.
‘No truth’ in Sane speculation
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has insisted that there is “no truth” to claims that Leroy Sane could join United before the end of the summer transfer window.
The Mirror recently reported that the Red Devils had made an enquiry about the German winger amid suggestions that he faces an uncertain future at the Allianz Arena following the arrival of Sadio Mane from Liverpool.
But Salihamidzic has sought to quell any such speculation with a frank appraisal of Sane’s current situation.
Speaking to Sky, he said: “There’s no truth to that. He’s an important player for us.
“There’s nothing to say about that at all.”
Garnacho in demand
United have reportedly received in excess of 20 loan offers for promising winger Alejandro Garnacho, with teams from England, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Scotland all eager to sign him.
The Mirror claim that the 18-year-old has no shortage of admirers after making quite the impression at Old Trafford in preseason.
Ten Hag is said to be a “huge fan” of the starlet, but is still unsure as to whether his development would be aided better in Manchester or elsewhere.
Garnacho’s agent, Eugenio Ascari, is understood to have met with United chiefs recently to discuss a possible short-term exit through to January.