Guardiola was set to be Man United boss but they got Moyes because of mix-up

first_img Guardiola has been a huge success at Man City Moyes was sacked before finishing his first season as United boss LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Pep Guardiola has taken the Premier League by storm since arriving at Manchester City in 2016.After a tough settling in period, the Spaniard forced the Abu Dhabi United Group to open up their chequebooks and spend in the summer of 2017. gameday cracker Two £50million full-backs and the most expensive goalkeeper (at the time) came in and Premier League records began to tumble as a result.City left all their rivals behind as they romped to the title while playing scintillating attacking football.However, it could have been so very different had the former Barcelona midfielder realised Sir Alex Ferguson was trying to offer him the Manchester United job back in 2012.Six months before Fergie retired in 2013, the managerial greats met in New York for dinner to discuss the footballing world and how they had both managed to reach the top. 2 Most Popular Football Stories Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BEST OF revealed center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 “But I really don’t remember that! We spoke about life, about football, about the Premier League. But there was no message sent to me under the table about United. I think I would remember that!“It was just two friends, two colleagues in football, talking about many things. But what I do remember is that Sir Alex spoke really fast and it was difficult to understand him! But it was nice because he chose an amazing restaurant – and of course he paid!” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “We met in a magnificent restaurant for dinner and I think he has said he suggested to me something about going to Old Trafford. scrap latest Ferguson claimed in his book, Leading, that he asked Guardiola, who was halfway through a 12-month sabbatical after leaving Barcelona, to contact him before he accepted an offer from another club.But the Catalan says he failed to grasp Ferguson’s wish and instead joined Bayern Munich, with United eventually turning to David Moyes.Speaking in 2017, Guardiola said: “My English in that period was not as good as it is right now – and so maybe I just didn’t understand what Sir Alex said,” said Guardiola. tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 2last_img read more