Sir Alex Ferguson was desperate to sign now-Chelsea player Ethan Ampadu before the Scot retired as Manchester United manager in 2013.
Ampadu, who celebrated his 18th birthday on Friday, made his Wales debut last year and his competitive bow for his country last week under former-Red Ryan Giggs´stewardship as they thrashed the Republic of Ireland 4-1 in the UEFA Nations League.
Ferguson, it turns out, wanted to bring Ampadu to Man United when he was just 12 years old.
The Manchester Evening News report that Ferguson saw the midfielder playing for Exeter under-13s against United in 2013 in a junior tournament. Impressed by his performances, he asked the clubs Chief Executive David Gill to sign Ampadu, having la described him as a ‘proper United player’.
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