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Robert Lewandowski reveals Manchester United contact

Robert Lewandowski reveals Manchester United contact
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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski reveals that he considered a move to Manchester United during his time at Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has revealed that he considered a move to Manchester United earlier in his career following a phone conversation with Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Poland international scored 103 goals in 187 appearances for Borussia Dortmund between 2010 and 2014 before joining Bayern, where he has struck 227 goals over the last six seasons.

The 31-year-old has claimed that he "was really thinking" about a move to Old Trafford during his time with Dortmund, but the Bundesliga giants were not prepared to sanction his exit at that particular time.

"I was speaking with him [Ferguson] after two years at Dortmund and at that time I was really thinking about a move to Manchester United," Lewandowski told The Guardian. "Because of Ferguson and because of Manchester United.

"Borussia Dortmund said: 'No, that's that.' That was the first time I was thinking about the move because if you get a phone call from Sir Alex Ferguson, for a young player it was something amazing. That was a special day for me."

Lewandowski has been in excellent form for the German champions during the 2019-20 campaign, finding the back of the net on 36 occasions in 31 appearances in all competitions.

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