Departing RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano admits he wanted to sign for Manchester United at 17.
Upamecano will join Bayern Munich this summer and recalled coming close to joining United as a teen.
But he recalled to the Athletic: "I was a young boy. I wanted to sign for them straight away.
"Manchester United! But then my parents took me aside and said: 'Let's think carefully about this'."
He added: "We thought about it for a long time and then decided that going 'etape par etape' [step by step] was the best option for me."