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Man Utd's Hargreaves: Bayern Munich wanted Nani

Asked about Nani and Anderson, fellow new signing Hargreaves told Inside United: "Funnily enough, towards the end of last season I remember watching highlights of the Portuguese league. I didn't know who Anderson was, but he stood out. He crossed the ball and set up a goal with the outside of his right foot - you don't really see that too often - and I remember thinking, 'Who's that?' I didn't really think any more of it, then a friend of mine told me United had just signed two players and one was him! He looks a fantastic talent, so exciting. And Nani… he was a target for Bayern Munich last season.

"A scout was trying to tell the club to sign him but they didn't. They're two fantastic young talents and I think they'll be great signings. I look forward to seeing them up close. They're very different players from myself so hopefully I can practise my defensive skills on their offensive skills in training."

Despite his Canadian background, Hargreaves says moving to United is like coming home.

"It definitely is home for my family. My mum's in Rhyl, which isn't far away, and my dad's family is from Farnworth, so both families are really within a few minutes really. My mum and dad moved to Canada 20-odd years ago to work, I was raised there and my two brothers are still there. But obviously all our family ties are still here.

"Playing for England, and now with the opportunity to play for the biggest team in the world in an area where all my family is… that's a dream come true. It doesn't get any better. I'm really excited and looking forward to the next four seasons."

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