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Sheffield Wednesday legend Hirst has no Man Utd regrets

Sheffield Wednesday legend David Hirst has no regrets turning down Manchester United during his career.

"I could have been sat at Manchester United if I had gone and banged on a manager's door but I never banged on a manager's door in my life, for a wage rise, a transfer or anything," Hirst reflected on Sir Alex Ferguson's approach with the Owls website.

"What came to me I accepted. When it came to contract negotiations we spoke openly with managers and chairmen. I wasn't asking the world I was only asking for what I felt I was due," he continued.

"Manchester United came in with a bid and if I was that sort of player, greedy if you like, I probably could have gone to the manager's door and asked for that to happen but I was happy at Sheffield Wednesday.

"It was a great club that I came into and I achieved some great things with this club and it allowed me to play on the international stage so I would certainly say I don't have any regrets. I am delighted with what I achieved with Sheffield Wednesday."

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