Ronaldinho has told FourFourTwo that he was "48 hours" from signing for Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson targeted the Brazil star after selling David Beckham to Real Madrid in 2003, and United were close to concluding negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain before Barcelona stepped in.
"It almost happened with United," Ronaldinho said.
"It was a matter of 48 hours, but Sandro Rosell had told me way before I got the offer: 'If I become Barca president, will you come?' I said yes.
"It was only a...