Oliver Kahn Expresses Regrets Not Signing For Man United


Former Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has said that he regrets that he turned down Manchester United in the early-2000s, choosing not to join the Premier League side.

“Alex Ferguson is still at odds with me,” Kahn told Sport Bild. “He was convinced I’d join Manchester United in 2003 or 2004, but building an era at Bayern was more important to me.

“Looking back, I believe that I should have done it back then. It would have been one last big challenge for me.”

Kahn won the Champions League with Bayern in 2001, making a total of 557 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern and Karlsruhe, the most any goalkeeper has ever made in the German top flight.

Kahn stayed at Bayern until he retired from professional football shortly before his 39th birthday in 2008.