Former-England manager Fabio Capello has revealed that Manchester United boss David Moyes asked him for his opinion on Roma’s Daniele De Rossi, as the club were linked with a move for the Italian in the summer.
Moyes was desperate to sign a midfielder this summer and eventually brought Everton’s Marouane Fellaini to Old Trafford with him, but the Belgium was not Moyes’ number-one target.
FC Barcelona’s Thiago and Cesc Fabregas were Moyes’ main targets, but after failing to sign both of those, he turned his attentions to De Rossi.
However, nothing came of that interest once again and now Capello has revealed that Moyes spoke to him about the player.
“A few months ago David Moyes asked me for my opinion about De Rossi and my opinion could only be positive,” Capello told Fox Sports.
“If I were De Rossi, I would have gone to Manchester United.
“I would have wanted to go to a club where the ambition is very high.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt