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How Man Utd missed out on Bayern ace Alphonso Davies after his three-week trial was cancelled in 2018

ALPHONSO DAVIES could have easily been lining up for Manchester United - had his three-week trial not been cancelled.

The Bayern Munich left-back announced himself on the European stage last night after a scintillating performance in the 3-0 win over Chelsea.

Davies, 19, showed all the raw ingredients of a modern-day full-back that will see him become one of the best in the business in the future.

He only made his full Bundesliga debut this season having managed just 74 minutes of action last campaign.

Davies, who was born in a refugee camp, became the MLS' most expensive player when he moved to Bayern from Vancouver Whitecaps for £10.4million in 2018.

Just six-months before his switch, United had set up a trial at Old Trafford after closely tracking his progress.

But the Manchester Evening News revealed how it fell through when Davies instead spent his time with Canada's Olympic team camp.

United were left in the dark at the time whether Vancouver would grant him the time to have a trial in England before the MLS season kicked off in March 2018.

That obviously didn't come to fruition and United's loss was Bayern's gain as his progress on the field continues to rocket.

As headlines of his collapsed trial came to light on social media, United supporters were obviously frustrated.

One said: "Why are we such a joke of a club?"

Another added: "We could have had the best LB in the world but who needs Alphonso Davies when we have Luke Shaw?"

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