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5 stars Manchester United almost signed in the past

  • Manchester United did miss out on some fantastic players in the past and here are the 5 stars who almost signed for the Red Devils.
Aditya Joshi
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 19:48 IST

Sergio Ramos once came close to joining Manchester United
Sergio Ramos once came close to joining Manchester United

In the last one or two decades, hardly it has been a case where the Red Half of Manchester was not linked with some of the most high-profile stars of times. Since Alex Ferguson revolution at the Manchester started producing immensely tangible results, Old Trafford became one of the most lucrative destinations in the transfer market.

Transfer speculation mounting around some high profile stars in the transfer window due to a possible move to Old Trafford has never been a new or surprising trend of the recent past.

But, in some circumstances transfer windows became a great frustration for the 13 times Premier League Champions. There have been numerous fantastic additions to the Manchester club in the recent past but however, on the other hand, some audacious talents of their times came very close to sign for Manchester United but their deals didn't get materialized in reality.

On that note, we take a look at the top 5 players that Manchester United has missed out on by very small margins.

#5 Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels
Mats Hummels

When Manchester United's robust defensive pair Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic left, Red Devils were in immense need of a proper Center back and in order to fill the void, Mats Hummels once emerged as Red Devils' priority target.

Former Borussia Dortmund defender himself revealed how close he was to join Manchester United.

"I had these thoughts too, including in 2015 closely with Manchester United in exchange. At that time, I was about to go abroad. There were also different possibilities in 2016. It would not be right to say that I have not dealt with it. That was interesting. But we just never got together."

But perhaps, the German's deal was never materialized and later he chose to join Dortmund's' league rivals and German powerhouse, Bayern Munich.

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