Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he came close to signing Raul, but backed out of the deal because he had Michael Owen at the club, according to reports in The People.
Sir Alex stated that “We spoke to his agent or his agent spoke to us but we had Michael Owen as an experienced player, Berbatov, Rooney and we had just signed Chicharito, so we let it pass.”
“If we hadn’t had Michael Owen I would have been tempted because you say to yourself ‘he’s not too old that he can’t score a goal in the Premier League’.
Manchester United will come up the one time transfer target in the Champions’ League when they play Schalke04 and will hope Raul doesn’t break United’s hearts as he has done previously.
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