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Ronaldinho: So, so close to Man Utd move

Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho has revealed how close he came to joining Manchester United.

In 2003, Ronaldinho famously moved to Barca from PSG after extensive talks with United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

"It almost happened with United," he recalled to 442.

"It was a matter of 48 hours, but Sandro Rosell had told me way before I got the offer: 'If i become Barca president, will you come?' I said yes.

"It was only a matter of details with United when Rosell called to say he was going to win the elections there. And I had promised to him that I'd play for Barca. It was a quick negotiation. I told the English I had chosen Barca.

"It was the right choice. Brazilians have always loved Barca. We have a history there. Off the pitch it is like nowhere else in Europe, so we are always happy playing there."

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