Robert Lewandowski confesses he desired to join Manchester United
Robert Lewandowski is extensively concerned as the best striker worldwide; the Polish forward has taken pleasure in an incredible year scoring 47 objectives and supplying 15 assists for club and country which propelled Bayern Munich to a treble.
His exploits at Bayern were rewarded as he was called FIFA’s ‘The Best’ males’s player last week beating out competitors from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
But the 32-year-old has admitted that he was on the edge of joining Manchester United back in 2012. Lewandowski has actually exposed that he spoke to then United supervisor Sir Alex Ferguson about a potential transfer.
The Polish captain was routinely linked with the Red Devils while he was still at Borussia Dortmund. Still, a move never materialised, and he ended up joining German giants Bayern rather.
Over his six-year spell with Bayern, the prolific forward has managed an amazing 266 objectives in 307 appearances and was the leading scorer in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and the Champions League last season as the Bavarian giants clinched the treble.
After his win at the ‘The very best’ award event, he revealed how Dortmund obstructed his move to Manchester United.
” After my second year in Dortmund, I had a conversation with Sir Alex Ferguson,” he told France Football.
” I was really interested. I can even say I was ready. However Dortmund didn’t wish to let me go. It didn’t upset me more than that due to the fact that things were complementing Borussia.”
Following that fiasco, Fergie signed Robin van Persie from Arsenal ahead of his last season at the club. The transfer was a success as Van Persie helped fire United to a Premier League title the list below year.
It could be argued that Lewandowski made the appropriate choice in the end as United have regressed given that Fergie’s departure whereas, at Bayern, the Pole has actually won six league titles and a Champions League among other trophies.
Lewandowksi likewise revealed Arsenal fantastic Thierry Henry was among his idols growing up.
” The ones I admired were Alessandro Del Piero and Thierry Henry, even Roberto Baggio, whom I saw playing when I was very young,” he stated.
” But, as much as the big names, what made me dream were the huge arenas and their environments.”