Fergie wanted Roma star Menez

Menez snubbed a move to Old Trafford and instead joined Roma.

Ferguson told the Italian press: “I wanted to sign him three years ago. We went to meet him at the time, but he refused because he thought he was too young and decided to stay in France.

“I am not surprised by what he is doing. He is pure talent and makes gestures that nobody can teach you. He is a naturally gifted player.”