Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola joked that Sir Alex Ferguson may have offered him the Old Trafford job, but he isn't entirely sure because of the Scotsman's tough accent.
Guardiola was reportedly on his way to Manchester when Sir Alex decided to leave, but a surprise move saw him go to Bayern Munich instead.
Ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Manchester United, Guardiola has revealed that he may have indeed been offered the job but that his insufficient understanding of English may have led to him misunderstanding Sir Alex.
"He invited me to a super restaurant," the Bayern manager told reporters at his pre-match press conference.
"We had a very good time but my English is not so good, so when Sir Alex spoke quickly I didn't understand him. Maybe I didn't understand if I received an offer or not!
"It was a friendly dinner, like always he has with me. He was so gentle and we spend a very good time together."
Guardiola has also expressed his support for David Moyes, who has had a poor start to his career with Manchester United.
"No one can have eternal success. No one can win titles without big players and I was lucky throughout my career to have big, big players," he started.
"I have a lot of respect for my colleagues and when Manchester United decided to take David Moyes, it is because they are able to do it. Sometimes you need a little more time.
"The decisions of Manchester United are always right. They know he is a good coach and did a good job at Everton."
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