Fergie confirms Gamst interest
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he was keen on Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he considered bringing Morten Gamst Pedersen to Manchester United.
The Blackburn Rovers winger was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford during his Tromso days but Graeme Souness made him one of his last signings at Ewood Park instead.
Pedersen followed up a matchwinning brace in Rovers' 2-1 win at United last September, United's only home defeat of the season, with a spectacular strike in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final between the two sides.
The thumping drive secured a 1-1 draw from the first leg, setting up a tight battle in the return game on Wednesday night, live on Sky Sports 1.
"We saw him play and had some good reports on him," said Ferguson of the 24-year-old.
"But, at the time, we didn't think he was what we wanted because we'd just signed [Cristiano] Ronaldo and we also had [Ryan] Giggs, and [Kieran] Richardson coming through.
"Sometimes that happens, you may see players who take your eye but you might already be overloaded in that particular position.
"So you don't do anything about it," he told United's official website.
"But we'll need to be aware of him on Wednesday night."