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Bryan Robson reveals how shut Manchester United got here to Jude Bellingham switch

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Jude Bellingham turned down Manchester United (Image: Getty)

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson admits he was devastated when Jude Bellingham rejected the membership for Dortmund because the Purple Devils have been satisfied that the England star would transfer to Outdated Trafford.

In the summertime of 2019, Bellingham visited United’s coaching floor and was met by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Sir Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona and Robson.

The personnel current was an indication in itself of simply how extremely United rated the then-Birmingham midfielder, who was simply 16 on the time.

United spoke at size with Bellingham and his dad and mom, having agreed a cope with Birmingham for his companies.

Nonetheless, regardless of the hassle made by the membership, Bellingham joined Dortmund that January for a price of round £25m.

Simply over two years later, having impressed in Germany, Bellingham’s worth is round £100m.

Bellingham is valued at round £100m (Image: Getty)

Liverpool have been closely linked along with his signature, although United might additionally problem for him once more subsequent summer season.

However Robson says the membership have been adamant that Bellingham would go for Outdated Trafford earlier than he knowledgeable them of his resolution to maneuver to Dortmund.

‘Sadly for us he determined to maneuver to Germany. We thought we kind of had him,’ Robson instructed the Solar.

‘Myself, Sir Alex and Eric Cantona all met him along with his mum and pa at Carrington and after that assembly we thought he was coming to us.

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‘Now there may be discuss him transferring subsequent summer season and also you see Liverpool talked about lots.

‘We thought we had him and he would have been an excellent signing for us. However he undoubtedly has it in him to develop into an excellent participant for England’

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Bellingham has been in comparison with Robson for his box-to-box nature and his means to attain objectives from midfield.

{The teenager} is pushing for a beginning spot in England’s beginning XI for the World Cup in Qatar and Robson believes Bellingham will develop into an everyday for years to come back.

‘I undoubtedly assume he may need a little bit of me in him,’ mentioned Robson.

‘It’s all very properly flying ahead and attempting to attain nevertheless it’s additionally about defending your again 4.

‘That was one thing I at all times believed that you just needed to do as a midfielder.

‘I watched him intently enjoying towards Metropolis and you could possibly see how a lot he’s progressed since we thought we had landed him at Manchester United a few years in the past.

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‘He has improbable anticipation — as we noticed in the way in which he darted into the field to place away his header. However he wins loads of battles as properly. 

‘Lots of people assume he’s kind of an attacking midfielder however he can do the opposite facet of it as properly.

‘He’s dimension. He’s fairly fast and actually he’s obtained a little bit of all the things about him.

‘What he’s obtained to do, after all, is preserve his ft on the bottom and work exhausting to be the most effective  he may be.

‘However you possibly can see why he has develop into such an enormous goal available in the market as a result of he’s such an enormous expertise.

‘And if he retains performing like he did towards Metropolis he will probably be an enormous a part of England’s World Cup bid.’


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