After a summer of Manchester United fans’ crying out for the signing of Chile international Arturo Vidal, the Manchester United’s hierarchy decided not to bring the 27-year old midfielder to Old Trafford – and they could well have just been justified in their decision.
Long-standing problems with Arturo Vidal’s knee was believed to be United’s reasoning behind the decision, and according to various papers this morning, Vidal’s knee flared up in training and he is now set to undergo a series of tests in Mexico before returning to Italy.
The midfield enforcer had to have surgery on his knee just before the World Cup in an attempt to get rid of the niggling problem, and although he did manage to come through the biggest international tournament in the world unscathed, it seems the issue could be back again.
If Vidal does need further surgery, it seems that Louis van Gaal has certainly made the right decision considering the transfer fee that was being mentioned in regards to Vidal. Juventus wanted upwards of £40million for their man, and in the end nobody was prepared to pay that.