A year later, Neuer signed with Bavarian giants Bayern and has revealed that although he was humbled to be linked with Ferguson and United, he was never thinking about going to Old Trafford.
"It was an honour for Sir Alex to say that about me even though we lost both games," Neuer said.
"It wasn't an option coming here (to Manchester) though because I wanted to join Bayern."
Neuer and Bayern come up against United in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford tomorrow night.
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