The Norwegian boss had been conserving tabs on King, a former United youth participant, for a number of years and had even advised the 28-year-old he would deliver him again to the membership.
But the Athletic declare Woodward’s hardball negotiating techniques triggered the deal to break down.
Bournemouth have been solely all in favour of a everlasting deal for King and Woodward spoke instantly with chief govt Neill Blake in regards to the deal.
‘You have 15 minutes to tell us whether you accept, or we’ll be signing a participant from China,’ Woodward advised Blake, after submitting a £25m bid.
Bournemouth didn’t consider Woodward was critical and have been nonetheless solely digesting the proposal when the deadline handed.
The 15-minute deadline additionally indicated to many concerned that United have been truly reluctant to finish the deal.
United pushed on with talks with Shanghai Shenhua after they heard nothing again from Bournemouth and wrapped up that mortgage settlement for Ighalo rapidly.
Ighalo was anticipated to be only a short-term repair to United’s ahead line, however Solskjaer has now stated the 30-year-old can earn himself a everlasting contract if he impresses.
The striker has been included within the squad to tackle Chelsea on Monday evening, however solely linked up together with his new team-mates over the weekend after being compelled to take a seat out United’s coaching camp in Spain.