Lewandowski suggests he was Ferguson’s first choice over RvP

Date published: Saturday 22nd February 2020 9:41 - Matthew Stead

Robert Lewandowski almost joined Manchester United in 2012 after a personal phone call from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Lewandowski has been one of Europe’s best and most consistent centre-forwards over the past decade, winning seven Bundesliga titles with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich and claiming a Champions League runners-up medal in 2013.

The absolute hero has been linked with a move to the Premier League for some time, starting with Blackburn when he was still at Lech Poznan, and most recently with Chelsea.

But Lewandowski says the closest he came was in 2012 when he received a call from United manager Ferguson, who would go on to sign Robin van Persie in his final season at Old Trafford.

“I was speaking with him after two years at Dortmund and at that time I was really thinking about a move to Manchester United,” he told The Guardian. “Because of Ferguson and because of Manchester United.

“Borussia Dortmund said: ‘No, that’s that.’

“That was the first time I was thinking about the move because if you get a phone call from Sir Alex Ferguson, for a young player it was something amazing. That was a special day for me.”


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