Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has claimed that he was very close to signing for Manchester United back in 2012.
The Polish international had made quite an impression in his two years with Borussia Dortmund and his performances attracted the attention of the then Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Robert Lewandowski claims that he spoke to the former Manchester United manager back then and he was very interested in making the move.
However, Borussia Dortmund refused to sell their key striker and the player ended up staying at the German club.
“After my second year in Dortmund, I had a conversation with Sir Alex Ferguson,” the Pole told France Football, via SportWitness.
“He wanted me to come to Manchester. There I was very interested. I can even say I was ready. But Dortmund didn’t want to let me go. It didn’t bother me more than that because things were going well with Borussia.”
Manchester United went on to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal and the Dutchman delivered an unforgettable season to help Manchester United clinch their 20th League title.
It is unlikely that the Manchester United fans will be disappointed with this revelation from the Lewandowski especially because Robin van Persie made a sensational impact after joining the club and he was most definitely a better player than Robert Lewandowski back then.
The Polish international went on to join Bayern Munich after his spell with Borussia Dortmund and he has developed into the best striker in the world with the German giants.
Lewandowski was recently recognized as the best player in the world in the FIFA 2020 awards.