Olympique Lyon attacker Hatem Ben Arfa has revealed the interest of Manchester United.

"Manchester United sent me a T-shirt signed by Ryan Giggs to convince me," the France international told Sport.es of United's attempt to sign him as a teenager.

"Jose Mourinho invited my family to Chelsea to see the facilities, and (Barcelona director of football) Txiki Begiristain was negotiating with my agent three years ago.

"There was an offer but I preferred to continue my training in Lyon. It was better for me."