MX23RW : Thursday, September 19 01:41:27| >> :600:2517524:2517524:

Kevin-Prince Boateng: 'Manchester United wanted to sign me in 2013'

Boateng: 'United wanted to sign me in 2013'
© Reuters
Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng says that Manchester United were interested in signing him in 2013, only for Sir Alex Ferguson to rule out the move.

Kevin-Prince Boateng has claimed that Manchester United made an attempt to sign him in 2013, only for Sir Alex Ferguson to pull the plug on the transfer.

Having linked up with Fiorentina during the summer window, Boateng has now represented 11 different clubs during his professional career.

The Ghana international's most consistent period arguably came during a spell with AC Milan between 2010 and 2013, and the playmaker says that it almost led to a switch to United.

However, Boateng has suggested that his versatility in the final third cost him a transfer to Old Trafford.

Boateng is quoted by DAZN as saying: "I am 32 years old now and I feel in good shape. I like the idea of playing as a 'False 9' and have been considered a bit of a joker in the pack for years now. It can be an advantage, but also damaging to change role all the time.

"Nobody knows that after Milan, I had the opportunity to join Manchester United, but Sir Alex Ferguson asked himself: what position am I meant to play him in?

"I was a jack of all trades in his view and master of none. The transfer was abandoned and I started to focus on being more specific in my approach."

Before signing for Milan, Boateng had spells in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth.

body check tags ::

Click here for more stories about Kevin-Prince Boateng

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Share this article now:
Instagram - Follow Sports Mole
Philippe Coutinho in action for Barcelona on March 9, 2019
Read Next:
Coutinho, Umtiti to lead Barcelona exodus?
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
/esi/758/0/index.html - esi:0:site:0:-p-: {0}: - :T758:-: {0}: < ! - - T  758 {0} - - >  : 
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool55001541115
2Manchester CityMan City53111661010
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs522111658
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd52218448
5Leicester CityLeicester52216428
6Chelsea5221111108
7Arsenal52218808
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham522167-18
9Bournemouth521289-17
10Southampton521256-17
11Everton521257-27
12Crystal Palace521236-37
13Norwich CityNorwich5203912-36
14Burnley512267-15
15Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd512256-15
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton512258-35
17Aston Villa511346-24
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle511348-44
19Wolverhampton WanderersWolves5032610-43
20Watford5023410-62

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account