Ferguson angry over failed deals
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is thought to be disappointed at potentially missing out on transfer target Lucas Moura, especially having failed to land Eden Hazard earlier in the summer.
The 19-year-old Brazilian winger was destined for Old Trafford until a late $40 million bid from Paris Saint-Germain will see him move to the French capital according to ESPN sources.
"The Lucas Moura deal with PSG looks to be done at $40 million, and Manchester United thought they had got Hazard but he ended up going to Chelsea," said the ESPN source on Wednesday. "Sir Alex is not happy with losing out on two of his top transfer targets this summer, not happy at all."
Ferguson has already alleged that the agent fees for the Hazard deal were worth £6 million, which clearly prohibited securing the Belgian winger.
It has been suggested that Lucas Moura was told by former Manchester City man Robinho the area is boring to live in, something which has angered Ferguson.
The United boss also has his eyes on Robin van Persie, and might now make an even bigger effort to lure him from Arsenal, although he would have to bid close to £25 million to land the Dutchman with Arsene Wenger determined to keep his striker.
United might find it tough to fork out such a fee for the injury-prone 29-year-old striker, especially as his price will quickly depreciate. So far it's proving to be a frustrating transfer window for Ferguson, who was hoping to use it as a platform to challenge Manchester City and Chelsea, but thus far has only obtained Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund and Crewe prodigy Nick Powell.