Pep Guardiola hints at Manchester United offer

Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Bayern Munich in the German city of Moenchengladbach on January 24, 2014
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Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola admits that he may have been offered the chance to manage Manchester United last season.

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that he may have been offered the chance to become Manchester United manager when he met Sir Alex Ferguson last season.

Guardiola had lunch with Ferguson five months before the Scot announced his retirement from football, prompting speculation that the former Barcelona boss had been offered the job during his 12-month sabbatical.

The 43-year-old will lead his Bayern side out at Old Trafford for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against David Moyes's United on Tuesday, and he admitted that any job offer may have been lost in translation.

"He invited me to a super restaurant. It was a friendly dinner, like always. He was so gentle and we spent a very good time together," Guardiola told reporters.

"My English is not so good and when Sir Alex spoke quickly I didn't understand him so maybe I didn't understand if I received an offer or not."

Current holders Bayern are bidding to become the first team to retain the trophy in the Champions League era.

Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery celebrates scoring against Manchester United on March 30, 2010.
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