Isco Manchester United didn't sign midfielder in 2013 because of his ‘big head’

Isco would have been playing in Red Devils’ shirt if they had signed him when they had the opportunity in 2013.

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Isco play Manchester United opted not to sign Isco in 2013 because he had a 'big head' (Getty Images)
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Manchester United would have signed Real Madrid midfielder Isco but snubbed him because of his big head.

Isco was named Man of the Match as Real Madrid beat Manchester United 2-1 to win the 2017 UEFA Super Cup title on Tuesday, August 8.

The midfielder would have been playing in Red Devils’ shirt if they had signed him when they had the opportunity in 2013.

Isco play Isco was Man of the Match in the Super Cup as Real Madrid beat Manchester United (AFP)

 

According to ESPN, Manchester United kept tabs on Isco towards the end of Alex Ferguson’s era.

Isco was 21-year-old at that time and a senior Manchester United scout was sent to Spain to watch him several times.

Isco play Isco poses with the Super Cup. He has won three Champions League titles, La Liga and a couple of other trophies at Real Madrid (Instagram/Isco)

 

The scout however decided against Manchester United signing the Spaniard after considering his head too large for his body.

Isco play Isco (left) (AFP/File)

 

He's good, but not quite quick enough and his head is too big for his body," the scout said according to ESPN.

Real Madrid later came in to sign Isco from Malaga and the midfielder has been a success at the club.

He has won three Champions League titles, one La Liga, one Copa del Rey with Real Madrid.

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