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Gary Lineker has revealed why he didn

‘Manchester United were not the Manchester United of four or five years later’: Gary Lineker explains why he didn’t move to Old Trafford before eventually signing for Tottenham

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Former England striker Gary Lineker has revealed why he didn’t join Manchester United despite twice nearly signing for them.

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Lineker enjoyed a stellar career for English clubs Leicester, Everton and Tottenham, as well as Spanish giants Barcelona.

But he could have actually joined English powerhouse United back in both 1985 and 1989. And he has now explained why he didn’t move to Old Trafford from Barcelona in the second instance.  

Gary Lineker has revealed why he didn't join Manchester United before moving to Tottenham

Gary Lineker has revealed why he didn’t join Manchester United before moving to Tottenham

‘Right at the 11th hour it suddenly appeared that Spurs might not be able to do the deal, financially,’ Lineker told FourFourTwo.

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‘That’s when my agent spoke with Alex Ferguson, who was keen to take me to Old Trafford.  

‘It was close to being done, but then Tottenham came back and said they could do it. You have to remember that the Manchester United of 1989 weren’t the Manchester United of four or five years later.’

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