MANCHESTER UNITED missed out on signing Alphonso Davies in a bargain transfer because they wanted too long before he eventually joined Bayern Munich.
The 19-year-old Canadian – who signed a new five year deal – has been a revelation in Germany this season, making 29 appearances this season and forcing experienced left-back David Alaba to move to centre-half.
Davies signed for the Bundesliga champions from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2018 for just £10million.
But it came after United, managed by Jose Mourinho at the time, missed out on the defender having stalled on a deal and with Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery leaving Bayern, it paved the way for Davies' move.
Nick Huoseh, who coached Davies, told Sky Sports: "When Jose Mourinho was there, he really wanted him but it never happened.
"They waited and waited, and at the end I don’t think they had the same vision and belief as Munich.
"I met with one or two other clubs, but speaking with the Bayern guys and seeing their plan I thought it was the best place for Alphonso.’
"Honestly, I was being offered things that guys might jump on but Bayern had a small squad, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben were retiring, and it was just a good fit."
Davies stole the show at Stamford Bridge in February supplying two goals for Robert Lewandowski, as Bayern thumped Chelsea 3-0.
And Huoseh compared Davies' talent to that of Chelsea's Christian Pulisic, signed from Borussia Dortmund in January 2019.
He said: "I knew right away he would be big, a big superstar here.
"I got the same feeling when I discovered Christian Pulisic, and took him to Chelsea for a trial.
"I told them he was just as good, if not better."
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