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How Manchester United Snubbed Chance To Sign Isco

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It has emerged that Manchester United snubbed the chance to sign Isco, when he was still at Malaga.

Towards the end of Sir Alex Ferguson’s time at Old Trafford, a senior club scout was dispatched to assess Isco. The Spanish midfielder was watched several times, before the report was filed back that he wasn’t considered good enough.

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According to ESPN, “he’s good, but not quite quick enough and his head is too big for his body,” was the verdict on the then 21-year-old playmaker.

Isco continued to blossom and eventually sealed a move to Real Madrid.

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He was man of the match on Tuesday night, as the La Liga champions defeated United 2-1 in the European Super Cup in Skopje, Macedonia.

Speaking after the game, current United boss, Jose Mourinho, said: “The midfield players of Real Madrid there are only one, there are no replicas.

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“No replicas of Modric, Toni Kroos, Isco, no replicas of Casemiro, so they are really solid and the way they move the ball makes it difficult.”




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