It was recently revealed that Manchester United had turned down Darwin Nunez amid suspicions over a food poisoning excuse. The Uruguay international has now joined Liverpool instead. And he now joins Isco and Matthijs de Ligt in being players the club have declined to land for some rather odd reasons.
The Athletic revealed earlier in the week that, before Benfica locked horns with Liverpool last season, United attempted to make a move for Nunez.
It was stated that the Red Devils arranged to meet Benfica president Rui Costa to try and thrash out a deal.
However, Costa and his family were apparently suffering from food poisoning after celebrating the former AC Milan star’s birthday.
That then saw the meeting postponed, with United apparently viewing it as a potential snub.
And that allowed Liverpool to land the 22-year-old instead, with Nunez excited to get started.
After it was confirmed he’d be moving to Anfield, the Uruguay international said: “One of the reasons I came here to Liverpool — to win trophies and titles.