And after an impressive two years at Marseille, Ribery left to complete a £20million switch to German heavyweights Bayern Munich. The 34-year-old winger has gone on to win 20 honours at Bayern, including the 2012/13 Champions League and seven Bundesliga titles. Having passed up the chance to sign Ribery in 2007, United instead brought in left-winger Nani from Sporting Lisbon for around £23m. The Portugal international proved to be a smart piece of business for Ferguson, spending eight years at Old Trafford and winning four Premier League titles and the 2007/08 Champions League in the process.
Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has confirmed Nemanja Matic and Marouane Fellaini have picked up knocks following their side's 1-0 victory over Southampton at St Mary's Stadium on 23 September. The Red Devils are without the services of star midfielder Paul Pogba after the France international limped off in their 3-0 Champions League win over Basel. The former Juventus man has been partnering United's summer signing in the heart of the midfield for league fixtures.
But The Mirror claim the Germany international has made up his mind that he will NOT be renewing his contract at the Emirates and will instead play out the remaining 10 months on his current deal. And the report goes on to say that Ozil wants to reunite with former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho at United. The 28-year-old is said to have a strong relationship with the Portuguese coach from their time in Spain and he even credited Mourinho in his autobiography, Gunning for Greatness, for giving him the confidence to make an impact on the big stage. “Real Madrid isn’t too big a move for you. Real Madrid is the only right move. Trust me. I’ll turn you into a regular player,” said Mourinho.