â€śMartin (Edwards) was always intrigued at the possibility of getting Brian Clough,â€ť he told setanta.com.
â€śHe asked what he was like, how he operated, and Martin would have been very pleased if Clough had ever been in the frame for the United job. I think he would have got it.
â€śAt that stage Clough was at the height of his powers, had won the European Cup twice. But Forest had finished higher than United [in the First Division] a couple of seasons before, so the teams were in similar positions.
â€śI donâ€™t think he [Edwards] ever made a move, but I think he had a lot of respect for Clough.â€ť