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Jean-Clair Todibo explains Man Utd snub after summer approach

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The Red Devils looked to replace Harry Maguire with the Nice centre-back.

Jean-Clair Todibo rejected Manchester United’s summer offer because he wasn’t sure what they were “expecting” of him.

Todibo emerged as a serious transfer target for the Red Devils as they looked to replace Harry Magurire with a new centre-back. The England international was close to joining West Ham when United made an offer to sign Todibo for around €40m.

The deal, however, fell through as Maguire‘s move collapsed and Todibo didn’t reach an agreement with Man Utd.

“It’s very clear the club [Nice] would not have sold me this summer. I have given it [the links to United] in-depth thought and I remained calm,” the former Barcelona star told L’Equipe.

“I didn’t want to make the wrong choice. I expect to be presented with the full picture. What are you expecting from me? Why am I signing? 

“You shouldn’t arrive at a club asking yourself this. I know what I have in Nice, so why leave? Everything must be clear.”

Man Utd’s defensive issues have continued since the beginning of the current campaign. The Red Devils have conceded ten goals in five matches, beating only Burnley and Wolves in terms of their defensive stats in the Premier League.