There was no "almost" about it, we enquired about him on loan, Man Utd wanted a permanent deal so we walked away from it.
Why do you keep writing "we"?
Surely it should be "he"?
Or were you there with him?
The point is, had Man Utd said yes, we would have Rojo now, that was the best trick Brands had up his sleeve at that time. Does that not worry you just a little bit?
Silva is getting rightly slated for performances on the pitch, but Brands must share some of the flack for his lack of summer signing in crucial areas.