Speaking in an interview with L’Équipe Magazine, French international striker André-Pierre Gignac revealed that his former manager at Marseille, Marcelo Bielsa, wanted APG to join Manchester United.
“When I came to the end of my contract with Marseille (in 2015), he wanted me to sign for Manchester United. It was his aim for me. He wanted to galvanise me. He knew that I adored Man U. It is one of my favourite teams in Europe because of Ruud van Nistelrooy, who I adored.”