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AS Monaco defender confirms Manchester United's failed pursuit

AS Monaco defender confirms Manchester United's failed pursuit

Benoit Badiashile news

Badiashile confirms Man United interest
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AS Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile has confirmed that Manchester United failed with an attempt to sign him last summer.

The 19-year-old was heavily tipped to join the Red Devils last year but a deal never materialised between the sides.

Speaking to RMC Sport, Badiashile was asked whether he regrets missing out on a move to Old Trafford, to which he said:

"No, not at all. It was the right choice [to stay at Monaco]. First off is I have not enjoyed good seasons since I have been at Monaco."

"We played to stay up and so now I am really experiencing the top of the table and I think that continuing with the club that formed me was the right decision."

United are likely to sign a new centre-back at the end of the season and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the preference for a left-footed player.

Badiashile fits both requirements and it won't come as a surprise, if United make a renewed approach for him in five months' time.

Badiashile has started 25 of Monaco's 26 league games this term. The club are currently fourth on the table, six points behind leaders Lille.