Man Utd transfers: Juventus lift lid on Arturo Vidal saga

Juventus claim that Arturo Vidal's knee injury scuppered Manchester United's move for the forward

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta has claimed that injury problems ended Arturo Vidal’s chances of a move to Manchester United in the summer.

The Chile international was heavily linked with a transfer to Old Trafford following Louis van Gaal’s appointment but a move failed to materialise.

Vidal rushed back from a knee injury to make himself available for the World Cup in Brazil.

And Marotta says that the 27-year-old is now suffering the effects of failing to undergo a proper rehabilitation schedule following his injury.

“His injury influenced his departure and even now he doesn’t have the best physical condition,” said Marotta.

“For our part, however, there is a clear desire to keep him because we extended his contract.”

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