Arturo Vidal: Joining Bayern Munich over Man United the right choice
Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has told The Times he stands by his decision to turn down a move to Manchester United last summer.
Vidal, 28, has been targeted by United in the past after his impressive form for Serie A champions Juventus.
The Chile international ultimately left Juve for Bayern in 2015 for a fee of €37 million, and he has since proved to be a key player for the Bundesliga giants.
"Yes, there was a chance to come to England," Vidal said. "It was last summer, and at one point, we thought that is what would happen.
"I liked the opportunity that they had offered me, but eventually it did not happen and I chose to come to Bayern. There are always many teams around that go to my agent.
"I wanted to come to a team this strong and to a project that is so ambitious. I feel very happy.
"It helped that I knew what the country was like and what the people were like. We are better, me and my wife and my children. Life is good, very calm. We are starting to feel more comfortable."
Vidal has made 22 Bundesliga appearances so far this season, scoring twice and laying on three assists to help Bayern to the top of the table.