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Ten Hag surprised, the player who preferred to be on Arsenal's bench rather than play for United

He was with Ten Hag at Ajax and still didn't want to be at Old Trafford

By Harry Smith

He was with Ten Hag at Ajax and still didn't want to be at Old Trafford
He was with Ten Hag at Ajax and still didn't want to be at Old Trafford
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Manchester United have been pursuing a number of players during this transfer window; some have been unable to close due to a lack of budget this year, others have been progressing in talks, but there is one player who has decided to turn United down and move to another Premier League club.

The case of Jurrien Timber was one of the most probed during this summer and since last year, as the club would have been very interested in signing the Ajax player, however, last season the coach would have chosen Lisandro Martinez as his reinforcement in the defense, but still the interest of the club remained. 

Now this summer, Manchester United are once again trying to sign the 22-year-old defender, but with the imminent departure of Harry Maguire opening the door to a move for Jurrien Timber, Ten Hag would be keen to make a move for the dutch player possible. 

However, the player would have another plan in mind, although Timber and Ten Hag shared time together while both were at Ajax, the defender was never really interested in joining Manchester United, in fact he was clear from a young age which other Premier League team he would like to join, which is why he would turn down the manager to link up with a Red Devils' rival.

Jurrien Timber chooses Arsenal as his final destination 

The Dutch defender, would have reached an agreement with the Gunners in a transfer of 42 million pounds; Timber would have shown his desire to join the team of Mikel Arteta, as he says that since childhood his desire was always to play for Arsenal, for that reason would reject Manchester United, with the intention that he would get a proposal from his desired club.

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