Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson was a dream club.

Most players would have given an arm and a leg to play under one of the greatest managers of all time, yet times have changed.

Since his departure, the club has struggled, they’re now on their third manager in four years and have only won 2 Community Shields and an FA Cup in that period.

Despite all of this, the club remains a very attractive prospect for many players, whether it be for the money or the ability to play for what is now considered one of the biggest clubs in the world, one they dreamed about when the great Scot was in charge.

Among those appear to be Marek Hamsik, Napoli’s star midfielder, who has been linked quite a few times with a move to Old Trafford in the past.

Interviewed by Corriere dello Sport, the Napoli captain was asked if there was a club he dreamt of playing for when he was a kid.

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He said: “Manchester United, who made me so happy during the 1999 Champions League final, who, in three minutes, turned the result around against Bayern. What an evening, I was amazed by the colours, the atmosphere, the magic.”

The 29-year-old, as always, has been one of Maurizio Sarri’s key men this season, scoring five goals in 16 appearances so far, as well as picking up two assists.

Of course, being impressed with United back in 1999 as a 12-year-old is a different story to wanting to join them now, but were they to express an interest after (potentially) qualifying for the Champions League again, who’s to say Hamsik wouldn’t want to fulfil a dream of his?