Symbiotic striker signs new deal after United rejection

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Alain Traore has signed a new deal with Auxerre which will keep him at the Ligue 1 outfit until 2015.

The Burkina Faso forward, who tops the scoring charts with six goals in nine games, has extended his deal by a year after joining the club in 2005.

Auxerre snapped the player up from under the noses of Manchester United, and the player revealed earlier in the year how close he was to joining the club.

"The agent who worked for Manchester United in Africa invited me for a trial in England," Traore said.

"I should have been there for a week, but I ended up staying for a month.


"Alex Ferguson wanted me to stay longer but he had difficulties getting paperwork in place. He wanted to sign me and loan me to Belgium.

"Finally, my mother made the decision to join Auxerre. The officials here gave her some guarantees about my education. That made the difference.

"Now Auxerre have helped me and I want to grow with the club. I don't want to cut corners.

"If I can make a name for myself in Ligue 1, then I would like to join a big European club in the future."

But Traore eventually join the French side, over United, who have since featured in three Champions League finals in four years.

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