The Portuguese midfielder appeared set for a move to Old Trafford this summer going on multiple reports over recent months.
A £63million transfer fee was mentioned – which is expensive, but one most fans felt was deserved considering Sanches is one of the best young players in Europe.
United need to improve in the off-season and Sanches was seen as just one of many new signings needed to take the current squad from fourth-place contenders to a title-winning team.
But Bayern have hijacked the deal and announced a £27.6million deal to sign Sanches from Benfica.
And, as you can expect, United fans are not happy with executive vice-chairman Woodward letting the club miss out on Sanches:
United fans – how disappointed are you to miss out on Sanches?