Date: 8th March 2011 at 2:43am
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Raul  apparently snubbed a move to United

A true legend- but do we need him at Old Trafford?

Champion’s League all-time top scorer Raul Gonazalez has revealed that Manchester United made an approach for him in the Summer before his move from Real Madrid to Shalke 04

At first this may seem like disappoining news to many United fans, after all Raul is still scoring now with 15 goals for his new side, while his experience especially in the Champion’s League speaks for itself. With over 320 goals for Real Madrid, not to mention a staggering 69 goals in the CL, there’s no denying that the former Real Madrid skipper would be a welcome addition to almost any side. Despite the last two results though, Manchester United is far from ‘any side.’

 Raul is not the sort of player who’d be happy seeing out his glorious career sat on the bench especially if, like Chicharito when he was used, he scored. He’d arguably demand to every game, which would in all likelihood be nih on impossible with the striking options Ferguson has. 

With Danny Welbeck and possibly even Kiko Macheda, returning to Old Trafford in the Summer, there’s  no doubt, that Raul was probably seen as a short term signing, The point is, while a player of that quality would have no doubt been a joy to see in a United shirt, it would probably have come at the expense of playing Chicharito- or even Berbatov and I just cannot envisage he’d be more prolific than those two.

I never thought I’d see the day where I’d look at it with a sense of relief that Raul, didn’t join United but then again I also never thought I’d see the day when I’d question Wayne Rooney’s inclusion in the starting line up ahead of Dimitar Berbatov’s.
Am I insane? Should we have tried a little harder to get him? Would he make the difference between 2nd and 1st? Hve you seen my car keys? Answer below.

According to reports in various websites Raul as claimed that he was offered the chance to join Sir Alex Ferguson’s side in June 2010 but turned it down as he’s pledged his future to the Bundesliga outfit.