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Ander Herrera reveals how close Manchester United came to signing Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata

July 17th, 2017 at 9:24 AM
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Ander Herrera admits he ‘started to think’ he would be playing with compatriot Alvaro Morata before Manchester United pulled out of a deal for the Real Madrid forward.

Jose Mourinho quickly identified the Spain international as Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s heir and the club made an initial approach in May, ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League final against Juventus.

Negotiations rapidly progressed in the first half of June until, coincidentally, Morata’s wedding on June 17. United later switched their attention towards Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.

And, with Lukaku’s £75m move …

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