Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has confirmed Manchester United were interested in signing him this summer. The Mexico international was rumoured to be heading to Old Trafford as Solskjaer tried to improve United’s goalscoring threat. However, the move didn’t materialise and United signed Edinson Cavani on a free transfer. Jimenez, who has scored four goals in eight league appearances signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with Wolves in October.
Jimenez admitted Manchester United and Juventus asked about his availability in summer. Speaking to TUDN, the Wolves striker said “One day I woke up and Juventus wanted me, another Manchester United and what I know is that there were approaches made. But an agreement was never reached and nothing was close. I’m very happy at Wolves. The truth is I am very happy in Wolverhampton. It’s never wrong to be in a place where you are well but they know that I am not satisfied [with my form], I always look for more.”
However, Jimenez has not ruled out a move away from Wolves in the future and said “It did not happen this time. If it happens at some point then it will have to be what is best for me, for Wolves and the team that I join. But I am very happy at Wolves and being considered a very important player.”