Bellamy drops United hint

Striker suggests Old Trafford side were keen

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Bellamy drops United hint

Bellamy: United hint

He said 'You should take that as a big compliment' and I said 'Yeah, they all seem to want me, apart from the club I'm actually at.

Craig Bellamy.
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Craig Bellamy has dropped a strong hint that Manchester United were keen to sign him from Manchester City this summer.

Roberto Mancini's decision to allow the Wales international to leave Eastlands on loan sparked a scramble for his services with Fulham, Tottenham, Sunderland and Celtic all confirming their interest.

But with City apparently not keen to allow him to join a Premier League rival, Bellamy eventually signed for Championship side Cardiff for the season before the transfer window closed.

Now the spiky forward has suggested that there was interest from Old Trafford, but accepts it would have taken a 'miracle' for him to join Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

"Garry Cook (City's chief executive) said to me it was the most phone calls he'd had on a player for a while," Bellamy said.

Realistic

"He said 'You should take that as a big compliment' and I said 'Yeah, they all seem to want me, apart from the club I'm actually at.'

"Tottenham wasn't going to get done and someone else came in above them as well, which would have caused a few stirs.

"If I had said I wanted to go there for one minute, my life at Man City.... staying there would have been really tough for the next couple of weeks."

Asked if he was referring to Manchester United, Bellamy added: "I am not going to say anything, but it would have been a tough couple of weeks.

"It would have been a miracle if it had come off. I sat down with my agent and we were realistic, do we hold out for it, or do I go on?

"And I think because of the other club being interested, I think Man City panicked as well and said 'you can go to Cardiff' and they pushed it through as quickly as possible."

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Woopsie Woo (Manchester United fan) says...

Bellamy would have been a great signing for fergie, he''s got the determination and has a similar playing style to Tevez - something i feel we still lack... if anyone can handle Bellamy''s temperment its fergie... would have been funny if he got the winner against them kopites too hahaha.

Posted 22:30 5th October 2010

Zak Yaman (Manchester City fan) says...

This guy is two faced, he is not loyal himself. when mancini argued with moyes last season, bellamy didnt show any loyalty to Man city and stood against mancini and when tottenham won to be 4th bellamy couldnt hide his smile and how happy he was for them.

Posted 22:18 5th October 2010

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