Ferguson said: â€śRaulâ€™s agent spoke to us when his time at Real had come to an end and I was a bit tempted because you say to yourself: heâ€™s not too old to score a goal in the Premier League.
â€śHe had a fantastic career at Madrid and players like that always find Âsomething in terms of ambition. They donâ€™t just wither away. He still had plenty to do. But we had Michael Owen as an experienced player, as well as Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne ÂRooney plus we had signed Javier ÂHernandez.
â€śIf I hadnâ€™t got Michael Owen I might have been tempted.
â€śRaulâ€™s got a fantastic goal record â€“ 71 goals in the ÂChampions League is an incredible record. I hope it stays at 71 for the next two weeks!
â€śYouâ€™ve always got to be careful with him in the last third Âbecause heâ€™s still got intelligence and all that experience.â€ť