Germany and Bayern Munich legend Oliver Kahn has joined the list of former professionals who regret not taking a chance with a Premier League move before ending their careers.
The 2002 World Cup finalist was courted by Manchester United who were still looking for a capable replacement for Peter Schmeichel in 2003, but he turned them down as he was reluctant to leave Bayern at the time.
According to the German, Sir Alex Ferguson is still upset with him till this day for turning him down and he wished he had joined the Red Devils at the time.
Kahn claims Ferguson had expected him to join them in 2003 or 2004, he disappointed the Scot as he looked to help define an era in Munich.
He was in goal when Manchester United stunned Bayern with two late goals in the 1999 Champions League final at the Camp Nou, and his subsequent performances had impressed Ferguson who hoped he would retire in the Premier League with the Red Devils.
Kahn went on to make 400 appearances for Bayern Munich over a 14 years period, while the Red Devils found a good goalie in Edwin Van da Sar who helped them win a few titles including the 2008 Champions League.