Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed he tried to sign Bruno Fernandes, when he was still at Paris Saint-Germain.
Fernandes has become a shining light for United since he arrived in January 2020, scoring 34 goals in 60 games.
The Portugal international will be looking to make an impact when the Red Devils visit Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.
Tuchel says he became aware of Fernandes because of ex-PSG sporting director, Antero Henrique.
“We tried to make it happen.
“It was when we just arrived. My first sporting director in Paris knew [Fernandes] very well. We watched more and more games about him. We fought hard to have a connection to him and to bring him to our team.
“We tried and he went another way. It is bad for us that we have to play against him [on Sunday],” Tuchel said.