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PSG winger Menez reveals Man Utd talks

Paris Saint-Germain's Jeremy Menez has revealed that Manchester United spoke with him when he was a teenager.

The 25-year old French winger says that he conversed with Sir Alex Ferguson when he was 15 regarding a move to United's youth academy but he felt that he would be better off developing in his own country rather than moving at such a young age.

"It was great fun. It is a club with a great coach, great players and I was flattered that they were interested in me," Menez told L'Equipe.

"In Mr Ferguson's office, my brother and I had a long talk and he explained to me what he wanted to do with me. It was too early, though, for me to go abroad.

"I did think about it. You think maybe it is now or never. But in such moments you have to remain calm. I had already been at Sochaux for three years and was in no rush to leave.

"I remember visiting the training centre and seeing the first team players - notably Mikael Silvestre.

"Then we had a meeting with Ferguson. I was impressed, he is a coach with so many titles. I didn't say much, I just listened to what he told me. He even spoke about wages. He is a very honest man and doesn't say things just to get you to sign."

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