Ian Wright makes Paulo Dybala claim after Man United reports

Ian Wright claims Paulo Dybala deliberately priced himself out of a move to Manchester United

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Ian Wright has claimed that Paulo Dybala purposefully priced himself out of a move to Manchester United.

The Juventus forward was regularly linked with a move to Manchester United over the past month before the Premier League’s deadline day last week.

Dybala was thought to be demanding a wage that would have made him the third-best paid player in the Premier League behind Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

However, Manchester United were unwilling to treble the Argentine forward’s wages despite their eagerness to sign a striker before Romelu Lukaku’s departure.

Dybala’s move to Old Trafford didn’t come to fruition as Manchester United were left without a replacement for the Belgium international, who moved to Inter Milan.

Former Arsenal striker Wright has claimed that Dybala deliberately made lavish wage demand to force Manchester United to end their interest in the Juventus striker.

“I think Manchester United would never have a problem attracting people once they want them,” Wright told BBC Radio Five Live.

“I think Paulo Dybala didn’t want to come here and the demand was just to make sure he didn’t want to come here.

“I don’t see Paulo Dybala as being the guy at Man United.

“Getting Paulo Dybala in a makeweight thing for Lukaku, I’m not sure, I don’t think he would’ve been good at United.

“I think he asked for that kind of money simply because he knew he wouldn’t get it.”

Manchester United made the perfect start to the new Premier League season with a 4-0 victory over Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Goals from Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel James sealed a resounding victory for the 20-time English champions.

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson got his hands on the top-flight crown for the thirteenth time.

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