Manchester United ( MU ) was rejected by a number of players. Most recently, Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt.
He is reportedly a target for Manchester United. However, the Dutch defender admitted that he still had no desire to leave the Bianconeri.
De Ligt’s contract with Juventus still has two years remaining.
Erik Ten Hag reportedly wants to reunite with his former team at Ajax Amsterdam.
“I look at sporting projects. To finish 4th for 2 years in a row is not good enough, Juventus know this too,” De Ligt told NOS .
“So as Juventus, we have to make a step. I’m a Juventus player so I focus on that.”
De Ligt is not the only player who rejected Manchester United . Here are the other 10 players.
Ronaldinho is considered to be one of the best players in football. It’s a shame that the Brazilian has never played in the Premier League.
Manchester United actually wanted to recruit Ronaldinho in the summer of 2003. Ronaldinho would be plotted to replace David Beckham who joined Real Madrid.
However, the Ballon d’Or winner later chose to join Barcelona. He spent five seasons at Camp Nou before continuing his career with AC Milan and Flamengo.
Gareth Bale caught the interest of Manchester United when he was a Southampton player. However, the Welshman then developed at Tottenham.
David Moyes once wanted Bale to come to Manchester United in 2013. Even so, Bale chose to join Real Madrid.
The Red Devils currently still have the opportunity to sign Bale. The reason is, Bale is currently on a free transfer after his contract with Real Madrid runs out.
Toni Kross was playing for Bayern Munich at that time. A number of the world’s top clubs are interested in signing him, including Manchester United.
Kroos has actually agreed to move to Manchester United. But in the end his move to Old Trafford failed because David Moyes was sacked.
Cancel joining MU, Kroos finally signed a contract with Real Madrid. He has now made over 360 appearances for the Spanish giants.
Manchester United under David Moyes has been heavily linked with world-class players. One of them was Thiago Alcantara who was at Barcelona at that time.
Thiago is a Barcelona academy student. However, the Spanish midfielder did not get enough playing time due to the abundance of midfielders in the Blaugrana squad.
In the end, Thiago left Barcelona in 2013 and joined Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. He won many titles there before moving to Liverpool.
Sergio Ramos was nearing the end of his contract with Real Madrid in 2015. Ramos was reportedly looking for a new club that summer.
Manchester United are very interested in signing Ramos. However, it didn’t work.
Ramos has finally signed a new contract with Los Blancos. Ramos managed to lead the Spanish club to the pinnacle of glory and is now playing for PSG.
N’Golo Kante has established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world today. It is not surprising that Manchester United were so attracted to him in 2016.
Jose Mourinho, who was the manager of the Red Devils at the time, also tried to convince Kante to come to Old Trafford. But the player refused.
Kante ultimately decided to move to Chelsea. He is now an important player in the Blues’ midfield having won many titles after coming to Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United are interested in signing Erling Haaland while playing for RB Salzburg. The Red Devils are even at the forefront of the hunt for his signature.
Haaland had a good relationship with the then Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The two had worked together at Norwegian club Molde.
However, Haaland ultimately chose to join Borussia Dortmund. After failing to sign Haaland, Manchester United finally signed Odion Ighalo on loan from Shanghai Shenhua.
Cesc Fabregas won many titles while playing for Barcelona. Time passed, there came a time when Fabregas did not get enough playing opportunities at the Camp Nou.
Fabregas situation is monitored by David Moyes as manager of Manchester United. The Scottish tactician wants to bring Fabregas to Old Trafford.
However, a year later, Fabregas moved to Chelsea. He won the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge.
Alan Shearer is still the record holder as Premier Lague’s all-time top scorer. It’s no surprise that Sir Alex Ferguson desperately wanted Shearer at Manchester United.
Ferguson is known to have made two attempts to get Shearer’s signature. However, these efforts have always been rejected by Shearer.
First, Shearer, who will leave Southampton, prefers to join Blackburn rather than Manchester United. He again rejected MU when he left Blackburn and chose to accept the proposal of Newcastle.
After two successful seasons at Juventus, Alvaro Morata decided to return to Real Madrid. It turned out that Zinedine Zidane rarely played him and there was an intention to leave.
Manchester United then wanted to sign Morata from the Santiago Bernabeu. Even Jose Mourinho contacted Morata directly to convince the player.
However, Morata prefers to join Antonio Conte’s Chelsea. Unfortunately, his career at Stamford Bridge did not go smoothly and he then moved to Atletico Madrid.