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Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski: Man Utd move was close

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has revealed how close he has been to joining Manchester United in the past.

The Pole admits Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign him for United while he was still with Borussia Dortmund.

"I talked to him (Ferguson) after two years in Dortmund and at that time I was really thinking about a move to Manchester United," he told the Guardian.

"Thanks to Ferguson and Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund said: 'No, that's it'. It was the first time I was thinking about a move, because if you get a call from Sir Alex Ferguson ... for a young player it was fantastic. It was a special day for me."

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