The Atletico Madrid striker was among a number of top players linked with late moves to Old Trafford as Erik ten Hag and Co raced to secure major deals before the deadline.
Indeed, it was even widely reported at one point that United saw a €130m (£113m) bid for Felix rejected by the LaLiga side, who responded with a fishing spot. lagging behind on social media.
Felix has finally stayed put in Madrid, where he is yet to trouble the scoresheet in five appearances in all competitions so far this season.
Meanwhile, United have ended up signing Brazilian duo Casemiro and Antony from Real Madrid and Ajax respectively in big transfers that could be worth a combined total of £156million.
For his part, Felix insists United’s interest never reached him and was reportedly ruled out by Atletico chief Enrique Cerezo.
The Portuguese, an international colleague of Cristiano Ronaldo, told Spanish newspaper Marca: “I didn’t hear anything… so it was something the president had to deal with.”