Man United turned down chance to sign No.9 Polish centre-forward

Robert Lewandowski said that he received an offer to join Red Devils back when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge of the club. The 31-year-old centre-forward first rose to prominence thanks to his displays for Borussia Dortmund. Robert helped the BVB win the Bundesliga in 2011/12 by scoring 22 goals in 34 matches.

Lewandowski said that it was this time when he thought of joining Man United, but Borussia Dortmund refused to sell him. Poland international said: “I was speaking with him after two years at Borussia Dortmund and at that time I was thinking about a move to Old Trafford.

Because of Ferguson and because of Red Devils. “Borussia Dortmund said: ‘No, that’s that.’ That was the first time I was thinking about the move because if you get a phone call from Sir Alex Ferguson, for a young player, it was something unusual. That was a special day for me.”

Red Devils would’ve indeed landed a big fish if they managed to sign the Polish striker. Robert eventually joined Bayern Munich and has had an excellent spell with the Bavarians, winning eight trophies so far. Lewandowski has been in fine form this campaign, netting 38 goals in 32 matches across all tournaments.

Bayern will need Robert to maintain his consistency if they are to win the Bundesliga and have an opportunity of lifting their 6th Champions League. Lewandowski is a leader of the national team and also played in the 2018 World Cup which is already a big achievement for the centre-forward.