Moyes came close to landing Aaron Ramsey.
Manchester United boss David Moyes has revealed he came close to signing Aaron Ramsey for Everton.
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Arsenal and Everton both had £5 million bids for Ramsey accepted by Cardiff City in 2008 and Moyes believed he was coming to Goodison Park, only for the then 17-year-old to elect to join the Gunners.
Aaron Ramsey continued his stunning form by scoring the only goal of Arsenal’s mid-week win away to Dortmund in the Champions League to take his tally to eleven goals and five assists this season.
Ahead of Arsenal’s visit to Old Trafford on Sunday, United manager David Moyes has revealed that he came close to signing the Welsh midfielder during his time at Everton.
“I was very close to signing Aaron. I had him and his family in my house, but Arsenal beat me to it,” Moyes told reporters.
“He has played really well. He now sees himself as one of their really important players and has not let them down with the goals he has scored.”