"I had a very good conversation with him [Ferguson] over dinner in Manchester and we spoke about football and life," Robben told FourFourTwo magazine.
"I also went and had a good look around the training ground and everything was good, but after I went back to PSV nothing happened.
"There was no real contact and the deal didn't happen.
"We had one meeting and everything was done pretty quickly.
"Had Manchester United offered me a deal straight after I met them, I would have signed there, but it didn't happen and I've got no regrets."