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Kahn: Fergie has never forgiven me for Man Utd snub

Former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn thinks Sir Alex Ferguson has never forgiven him for snubbing the chance to join Manchester United.

Kahn told website Fanbookz that he had a “serious offer” from the Red Devils in 1994, but he opted to join Bayern Munich, with whom he played 14 seasons before retiring in 2008.

“Alex Ferguson has never forgotten that,” Kahn said.

“He still holds that against me to this day.”

According to former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, Kahn committed a cardinal sin.

“You never say no to Sir Alex,” the Dane said on the same programme.

“It would have been a good experience for Kahn (at United).”

Schmeichel and Kahn were in opposing goals in the 1999 Champions League final, which United won with two stoppage-time goals after Mario Basler’s early strike had put Bayern ahead.

Kahn won the trophy two years later when Bayern beat Valencia on penalties, He also won a record eight Bundesliga titles.

 

 

Source: PA Sport

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