Monday, February 20, 2012
Alex Ferguson wish he had signed Joe Hart
Fergie: I wish I had a Hart
ALEX FERGUSON says turning down the opportunity to sign Joe Hart for £100,000 was one of his biggest mistakes.
The Manchester City goalkeeper — who has starred in their title challenge this season — was signed as a teenager from Shrewsbury Town for £600,000 in 2006.
And Manchester United boss Ferguson admits he could have got him even cheaper before then.
He said: "I could have bought Joe Hart for £100,000 so we all make mistakes.
"If you look at the England goalkeeper situation for the last 20 years, I would think he's easily the best."
Ferguson has also admitted he could move upstairs at Old Trafford when he eventually retires as manager.
But the wily Scot, 70, was keen to stress it was not in his thinking currently.
He said: "I think you always want to go out on a winning note.
"Hopefully we can do that. I don't know how long I can last now but if my health stays up I don't think another two or three years would harm me any.
"I would definitely finish — but I would remain active. I think there would be a role at United after I finish."
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