Sir Alex Ferguson ready to make move for Robert Lewandowski
Robin van Persie has demonstrated that adding a world-class striker to your squad can win you the domestic title and the Manchester United manager is poised to swoop for another quality forward this summer.
April 28th, 2013
It had widely been thought that Robert Lewandowski would move to Bayern Munich at the end of the season, although it now appears that Borussia Dortmund are unwilling to sanction the sale of their star striker to their main Bundesliga rival, with United starting to look like a realistic destination for the Pole.
“If the right player comes along you have to be prepared to make a move,” Ferguson said. “I can find room for anybody here as long as they have the required quality. I am not sure Lewandowski will be sold to Bayern now. The Dortmund fans are not going to be happy and I don’t think they will sell to their main rivals. I think they will either let his contract run out, or sell him somewhere else.”
Ferguson watched Lewandowski fire four goals past Real Madrid on Wednesday night and continues to feel bitter that his team were denied the chance to make progress in Europe.
“But for the referee [in United’s defeat to Real Madrid] it would have been us facing Dortmund, and we would have had to do a good job, because they are a good side,” he said. “Our target for next season is to do better in Europe, possibly by adding a player or two, but it will be interesting if this season’s final is an all-German affair.
“I have said all along that Dortmund have been prioritising the Champions League this season. They have an unbelievable record against Bayern, so despite what the German league table might say, if the two sides meet in the final it wouldn’t be a gimme for Bayern.”