Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he opted against signing Manchester City wizard David Silva, according to the Daily Star.
The former Red Devils boss had monitored the player while he plied his trade for Valencia, and there was interest on behalf of the Old Trafford outfit.
However, the Scotsman decided not to follow up with an offer amid concerns around the Spaniard’s defensive diligence.
‘We watched Silva a lot when he was at Valencia.’
‘My problem is that you have to be very, very good to play in that position, because there’s no defensive duties for them’, mused the Scot.
The 29-year old arrived at the Etihad Stadium in 2010 for around £24m, and has gone on to become of the club’s all time greats.
He has been a huge part of both their title wins over the past two years, and has played an instrumental role in their league leading form so far this term.
Unfortunately for everybody connected with Man City, the playmaker was injured on international duty with La Roja and could miss the upcoming derby with the Red Devils on October 25th.