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Jurgen Klopp turned down Man United before they appointed David Moyes

The German has lifted the lid on a year and half long pursuit before United plumped for David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson's replacement

Oh what could have been Man United fans.

Imagine how the last five years would have gone had you not had to endure the David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal years.

Just let your mind run wild as the Red Devils continue the firebrand style of football established under Sir Alex Ferguson and dominate the domestic trophies through the petro-dollar age.


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Moyes face for 99% of his time as United boss

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Moyes face for 99% of his time as United boss

Well it could have been a reality for you according to these quotes from Jurgen Klopp.

The German is the flavour of the month after finally ending Man City’s unbeaten league run with a buccaneering display yesterday.

And he has lifted the lid on some stories that will be heartbreaking for any United fans out there.


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That looks right to us

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That looks right to us

Klopp has claimed that the Old Trafford hierarchy pursued him as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor before they approached David Moyes, but he didn’t feel the club was the right fit.

“Manchester United? Yes they were interested a year or a year-and-a-half before, but it didn’t feel right,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

“I couldn’t say Man United is not my club, it didn’t feel right. When Liverpool called, I had no chance.

“It was actually too early for my plans. I said, ‘Wow, come on!’ But then coming here and feeling the spirit immediately, it was just, for me, a match in heaven.”

United fans would have loved Klopp, wouldn’t they?

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United fans would have loved Klopp, wouldn’t they?

The man who taught Klopp everything he knows in the game, Eckhard Krautzun,  previously stated how it was the former Borussia Dortmund manager’s dream to manage at Old Trafford.

Instead United went with Moyes and 10 months and a Marouane Fellaini signing later the Scot was being jettisoned out of the job as quickly as you can say Louis Van Gaal.

Had Klopp been given the funds and youth prospects offered to Moyes at the time, United could have had a seamless transition out of the Fergie era, we’re sure.

Ah well, you’ve got Jose Mourinho now.


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