Vidal: I Opted For Bayern Over United

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Arturo Vidal has revealed he snubbed Manchester United for a chance to join Bayern Munich.

The Chilean midfielder left Juventus for Bayern Munich last season, but received offers from a host of clubs, including Manchester United.

Vidal thought he was on his way to United, only to end up at Bayern instead.

When asked about United’s interest, he told the Times: “Yes, there was a chance to come to England. It was last summer, and at one point, we thought that is what would happen.

“I liked the opportunity that they had offered me, but eventually it did not happen and I chose to come to Bayern. There are always many teams around that go to my agent.

“I wanted to come to a team this strong and to a project that is so ambitious. I feel very happy. It helped that I knew what the country was like and what the people were like.

“We are better, me and my wife and my children. Life is good, very calm. We are starting to feel more comfortable.”



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