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Sir Alex: I tried to sign Maldini for Manchester United

Ferguson has revealed he tried to sign Maldini

Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he tried to sign AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini.

“I did try but, when I met his father, he was quite formidable,” Sir Alex said in New York, when asked if he ever wanted Paolo to play for United.

“I got a shake of the head and that was all. He said ‘my grandfather is Milan, my father is Milan, I am Milan and my son is Milan… forget it!’. The good part about it is that he [his father] has never talked to me about it. There was no chance though!”