Tony Adams reveals Sir Alex wanted him at Manchester United

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The former Arsenal centre-half has admitted that the legendary Scot tried to tempt him to Old Trafford.

Former Arsenal defender Tony Adams has revealed to Inside Futbol that legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson tried to convince him to move to Old Trafford.

The Romford-born man played his entire career with the North London club after graduating from the club’s youth academy.

Over the years Adams became an essential member of the Gunners’ team, making a staggering 669 league appearances for the club.

The influential defender has admitted that the Scottish trainer tried to convince him to move north and that he considered leaving Arsenal before the arrival of Arsene Wenger.

Adams has stated that United made two major efforts to sign him but once the French boss ended up at the London club, his mind was made up.

“Alex Ferguson wanted to sign me twice, just before Arsene Wenger came to the club,” he told Inside Futbol.

“I was ready for a change and he was on to me every day.

“The chairman at the time, Peter Hill-Wood, convinced me that there was a good man on the way and that we were going be ambitious financially.”

Adams is one of a rare brand of one-club men, with the modern game now dominated by player transfers meaning that the likes of Xavi and Steven Gerrard cannot join that lucrative club.

The ex-Portsmouth manager was capped by England 66 times, scoring five goals, and captained the club to two league and cup doubles over the course of a memorable career.

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