Manchester United is arguably the most successful club in the history of English competition. The club, based at Old Trafford, has a total of 13 Premier League titles. As a big team that has a good reputation, the Red Devils certainly have a huge allure for the top footballers in the world.
In the transfer market this season, for example, Manchester United successfully brought in three top names, namely Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Cristiano Ronaldo. In fact, there are several other clubs who are also chasing these three players. Although known to often succeed in bringing in star players, Manchester United has also been rejected by several top players. Who are they? Here’s the review!
Sergio Ramos is known as a very great defender during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu. In 2015, the Spanish defender was nearing the end of his contract with Real Madrid. The situation is reportedly used by Manchester United to approach the player.
What’s more, Ramos was reportedly looking for a new club in the summer transfer window. However, in the end, he preferred to extend his contract with Real Madrid. In a press conference following the signing of his contract, Ramos revealed that there was an opportunity to join the Red Devils at that time. However, he prefers to continue his career with Real Madrid.
Toni Kroos was first known for appearing very impressive with Bayern Munich. His appearance at that time made the midfielder targeted by many elite European clubs, one of which was Manchester United. However, the German player ultimately failed to join the Red Devils.
At that time it was reported that he had agreed verbally with Manchester United coach, David Moyes. Kroos then chose to continue his career with Real Madrid in the summer of 2014. Until now he has not replaced his role in the Los Blancos midfield .
N’Golo Kante is one of the best defensive midfielders in European competition at the moment. After successfully leading Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2016, the player was targeted by many top English clubs, including Manchester United. The Red Devils coach at the time, Jose Mourinho, even immediately called Kante personally to reassure him.
However, Kante refused Mourinho’s invitation to join Manchester United. The French player was more interested in joining Chelsea, which was then captained by Antonio Conte.
Eden Hazard first appeared when playing for French club Lille. His impressive performance at that time made Chelsea willing to spend quite a lot of money. However, before officially moving to Stamford Bridge, Hazard also had time to get an offer from Manchester United.
Hazard prefers the Blues because the club from London at that time had just won the Champions League. Now Hazard plays for Real Madrid and his performance has not been satisfactory.