Sir Alex Ferguson reveals one legend he couldn’t persuade to join Man United

Sir Alex Ferguson was responsible for dozens of transfer bombshells during his spell in charge at Manchester United from 1986 to 2013.

However, when the legendary Scot wanted to bring Italian superstar Francesco Totti to Old Trafford, he was immediately told of the midfielder’s connection to AS Roma and the city of Rome

The 79-year-old said in a interview with Gazzetta dello Sport: “Totti was deeply attached to his city. His CV is clear. Totti has, in his career, only worn the Roma shirt.”

Totti ended up spending his entire career at Roma, retiring from football in 2017 at the age of 39 after scoring 250 goals in 619 league games for the Serie A side.

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