Former Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondon has claimed that he came “really close” to joining Manchester United in the January transfer window.
A report in The Times the day before deadline day claimed that the Venezuelan could move to Man Utd in a loan deal.
The Red Devils opted to sign Odion Ighalo from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua instead before the window closed.
“It means a lot to be linked with Manchester United because they have a great history and it must mean they think I did well in the Premier League.
“They started to talk to my agent and I was just waiting by my phone for a decision, maybe for the lawyers, but then I saw Ighalo had signed.
“It didn’t get to the stage where an offer was made or anything like that, but I think it was really close.”