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Joshua King opens up on failed ‘dream’ Man United move

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Joshua King hints he was left disappointed after failing to realize his dream of playing at Manchester United.

Presented with two options in Joshua King and Odion Ighalo as a potential replacement for the injured Marcus Rashford, Manchester United opted for the latter and quickly closed down a deal as the January transfer window was still ajar.

But the former Shanghai Shenhua man was not exactly the go-to choice for the Red Devils.

Man United tried to sign Bournemouth striker Joshua King at the eleventh hour. But the transfer fell through due to a lack of agreement between both sets of representatives.

And King, who dreamt of playing for the Man United badge, says he still cannot understand what stopped him from fulfilling his lifelong wish.

“How close it was I have no complete answer to. I have to watch what I say,” King told TV2.

“I had some faith that it was going to happen. And it was a bit sensitive for me considering that I moved to England as a 16-year-old to achieve my dream and wanted to reach that goal at Manchester United.

“But why it did not happen, I do not know. I’m a Bournemouth player and I really enjoy it here. But it had been a dream come true, I will not lie.”