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Ferguson Had The Chance To Sign Cole

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he was offered Joe Cole this summer when the England international had enough of Chelsea.

Joe Cole wasn’t only linked with Manchester United but a host of different English teams like Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. He was also linked with a few clubs from Spain until he signed for Liverpool which I reckon was sort of a swap deal with Yossi Benayoun going the other way!

Ferguson said: “We were approached by Joe Cole’s agent at one point, but we didn’t enter into it at all.

“It was complicated to get involved in that.”

I remember last season being at Old Trafford for the defeat against Chelsea which Joe Cole played a key role in scoring the first goal. Tomorrow he’s with a weaker bunch so I wouldn’t expect a performance any where near the one last year but I’m sure Scholes and Fletcher will be ready to soften his cough!

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