United manager admits interest in Ivorian.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he would have been tempted to sign Didier Drogba had the striker wished to remain in England, reports ESPN.
Drogba left Chelsea last month after eight years at Stamford Bridge and joined Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenua.
The Ivorian ensured his place in Blues history, scoring a dramatic late equaliser and the decisive last penalty in their legendary Champions League Final win over Bayern Munich.
And Ferguson, whose United side face Shenua and Drogba in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday, has admitted he would have been keen to work with Drogba at Old Trafford.
“The decision was his anyway – and he said if he was going to leave Chelsea he wouldn’t play for another club in England,” he told a press conference in Shanghai.
“So that answered that question, but I could have been tempted.”
United are in the market for another striker this summer and have been linked with Poland striker Robert Lewandowski.
Michael Owen has already been released by the club and Dimitar Berbatov is set to follow the former England man out of the door, with a host of clubs interested in the Bulgarian.
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