Star player confirmed Man United’s approach


Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has opened up on Man United’s interest in his services after revealing that the Red Devils actually approached him for a move.

Man United’s transfer activities did not go as planned last summer transfer window and the deal for Raul Jimenez could be one of such as it was reported that the board failed to sign any of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s target.

The Red Devils ended up securing the signature of Donny van de Beek before adding Edison Cavani, Alex Telles to their books on the deadline day.

However, the 29-year-old has revealed that the Red Devils’ interests in his service are not a mere rumour as it actually happened but the deal failed to materialize before the end of the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils were not the only team to have approached the Mexican forward as Italian Serie A outfit Juventus also made approaches for him but were unable to take him away from Molineux.

However, he stated that he is happy with Wolves and he is hoping to achieve success with the club in no distant future

Narrating how he almost left Wolves, he said “One day I woke up and Juventus wanted me, another Manchester United and what I know is that there were approaches made.

“But an agreement was never reached and nothing was close. I’m very happy at Wolves. The truth is I am very happy in Wolverhampton. It’s never wrong to be in a place where you are well but they know that I am not satisfied [with my form], I always look for more.”

Meanwhile, the Red Devils will still be in the market for a new striker when the summer transfer is opened again, especially as they will have to part with Nigerian international Odion Ighalo in January.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.