Date: 25th June 2014 at 4:35pm
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have missed out on the signing of after the Argentine center back joined Zenit St Petersburg for a paltry €15m.

The defender has long been linked with a big money move to but it failed to materialise.

Earlier this month Benfica center back confirmed that he was signed as a replacement for Garay last summer, adding credence to the story that the defender was meant to join .

But this summer United’s interest has been tentative at best, and now the 27 year old has completed a move to the Russain club according to a statement released by the Portuguese club.

Given United’s defence position, with both and leaving, Garay at that price could have been worth a punt especially given the price being quoted for reported target .