Why Man Utd were right to pull out of Paulo Dybala and Christian Eriksen transfers

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The Red Devils had a busy summer window, with Manchester United breaking the bank to land Harry Maguire.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James also headed to Old Trafford as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eyes a top four finish.

United were heavily linked with Juventus star Dybala and Tottenham’s Eriksen in the summer window.

However, the Red Devils pulled out of a move for Dybala after the Argentina international made mammoth demands as he didn’t fancy a move to Old Trafford.

Eriksen, meanwhile, has his heart set on a move to La Liga, with Real Madrid or Barcelona his preferred destination.

And former United ace Pallister says Solskjaer was right to end their interest in Dybala and Eriksen as the Red Devils should only sign players who are desperate to play for the club.

He told American Gambler: “Ole has talked about people who want to play for the shirt and are desperate to play for Manchester United, and that’s why negotiations didn’t last very long with Dybala, because he didn’t show a passion to want to come and play for Manchester United, and he was more about the money.

“I know that they did have a conversation with Christian Eriksen but he has got his mind set on Spain, to Barcelona or someone like that.

“I fully concur with Ole that you don’t want to bring those players into the club, and they should be desperate to play for Manchester United, one of the top three biggest clubs in the world.

“I know at the moment there’s no Champions League football but playing in front of 76,000 fans every other week, surely that’s got to turn your head.”

United battered Chelsea 4-0 on Sunday, with the Red Devils stunning their top four rivals.

And Pallister says United must secure Champions League football for next season.

He added: “It’s definitely got to be the aim.

“In the top three biggest clubs in the world, we should be getting in the Champions League.

“We’ve dipped below the standards that we have become accustomed to, so that should be the least of our expectations to get back in the top four and bring the European nights back to Old Trafford.”

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