In what can be the story of the day, Manchester United may have proven their dominance in football over Real Madrid twice in the space of a couple of days.
The Paul Pogba saga that saw United land the £89m star earlier this week took its toll on the Spanish giants who were reportedly interested in the Frenchman but were not ready to meet his valuation.
This deal saw the Premier League club establish a superiority by attracting star players even without Champions League football.
However, that is not the only dent in Real Madrid’s reputation this week.
In a recent report from the Daily Star, it is revealed that Manchester United have rejected Real Madrid in their approach for star Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea.
The 25-year old was arguably the best player for the club in the previous two seasons and was subject to a transfer move to Real Madrid that only collapsed in the last stages.
Just 12 months ago, Real Madrid almost completed the signings of the Spanish international on a £25m deal which collapsed in the last minute and left a bitter relationship between the two clubs.
This saga sparked a furious row between the two clubs that went on for almost a month.
Florentino Perez, the Real Madrid boss and Ed Woodward the Manchester United owner were seen exchanging insults in public over the deal but during the season, all such rows were cooled off.
However, with Zinedine Zidane now eyeing De Gea once again for a switch to Spain it is revealed that the Red Devils have dealt a severe blow to Madrid’s reputation this summer.
It is revealed that the Premier League outfit have rejected the Spanish giants for the second time in their pursuit of the 25-year old Spanish international in the span of a year.
Though most of it has to do with the fact that De Gea is more settled at Old Trafford than he was a year ago, the fact that Real have not been able to lure their transfer targets in two consecutive summers has seen them lose a bit of a reputation as the European giants.
Though Real Madrid are the Champions of Europe, Manchester United is arguably the biggest club in word football and this story only asserts the fact even more.