Date: 3rd May 2009 at 2:11pm
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Sir Alex never intended to bid for Kaka, despite mounting speculation about it. Milan’s playmaker had an average season but with all the rumours about Ronaldo leaving for Madrid, he was touted as a possible replacement.

‘What did Manchester City bid for Kaka – Ł100m? Do you think this club would pay Ł100m for a player? It’s nice talk,’ Fergie laughed.

Who believed it anyway? Only the papers.