Manchester United rejected James Rodriguez move?

James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates scoring his team's second goal and his second of the game with teammates Jackson Martinez and Teofilo Gutierrez during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June
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Manchester United reportedly turned down the chance to sign Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez for £5m.

Manchester United reportedly turned down the chance to sign Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez for £5m.

The 22-year-old is the top goalscorer at the World Cup and scored twice for his country in their 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Saturday.

Rodriguez currently plays for Monaco, but according to a report in The Guardian, he was offered to United four years ago when he was playing for Argentine club Banfield.

It is believed that senior scouts at Old Trafford were approached regarding a transfer, but the Premier League club did not come back with a response.

Later that summer United signed Bebe for £7.4m, while Rodriguez moved to Porto for £4m.

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