If a list was created containing the players that Manchester United came close to signing, it would house a lot of players. The English Premier League giants may be one of the biggest clubs in the world that have big pulling power but there are still some players they have courted in the past that either refused to join them or were blocked by their clubs to seal the transfer. One of those players is Leighton Baines and the former Everton left-back has revealed that there was truly a time when the Old Trafford giants tried to acquire his services, but the move did not go on due to some reasons.

Baines is highly regarded as one of the best left-backs in the history of the Premier League and it comes as no surprise that a club like Manchester United wanted to sign him. Aside from the fact that he had a very brilliant output in attack as well as his impressive defensive abilities, Baines was a great set-piece taker and did justice to the free-kicks, penalties, and corner-kicks he took.
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