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Moyes Admits Man United Passed Up Chance to Sign Mesut Ozil Before Arsenal Switch: Nightly Soccer Report

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that he passed up the opportunity to sign Mesut Ozil this past summer because he couldn’t find a way to find the German international into his squad.

Moyes said:

“We weren’t close to buying him but something was mooted a little bit before that.

“We didn’t need that position at the time. I didn’t even say it was an interest, it was put to us and it was just something at the time we didn’t need.

“We we had Shinji Kagawa and Wayne Rooney and people of a similar ilk so it wasn’t quite what we required at that time. We were looking at different positions.”

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10 Responses to Moyes Admits Man United Passed Up Chance to Sign Mesut Ozil Before Arsenal Switch: Nightly Soccer Report

  1. Mufc77 says:

    So its official then Arsenal where his second choice.

    It’s all swings and roundabouts really because if we had signed Ozil then the chances are young Adnan wouldn’t have got the chance to impress and probably wouldn’t have signed a new deal. Ozil is a better player right now but Adnan januzaj long term potential is clear to see.

    • Rang says:

      Funny how you’ve come to that conclusion.

      Once the player decides to leave his club it is common that more than one prospects will be approached.

      Moyes saying he was noticed doesn’t mean anything, it doesn’t even tell who got called first.

    • MoyesvMouvPelli says:

      That makes no sense. Ozil would take Rooneys position behind RvP and Januzaj would play on the left. Ozil snd rooney play the same #10 position and we all know whos better when it comes down to Ozil and Rooney

  2. Balboa77 says:

    So Moye$ isn’t the genius we all thought he was?

  3. Wilson says:

    Then why pursue fabregas and thiago who play the same position. Clueless

  4. KazHoshay says:

    Moyes is an idiot, he should be fired, but his boss was on board.

  5. rkujay says:

    The Chosen One is utterly and completely out of his depth. He should be at a foundering mid table team. Oh, wait. That is what he is turning United into.

    What have they done to my team??

  6. Walter says:

    This does not make sense, It’s clear that with the departure of Park, Scholes and Gigs United needs a world class midfielder. Also players agents approach many clubs before they make a decision.

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