Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign this Prem striker at Man United: He told him to f**k off!
Paolo Di Canio spent four years at West Ham and went on to score 50 goals in 125 appearances before leaving in 2003 for Charlton.
And, according to former Hammers boss Harry Redknapp, the Italian's form for the east London club attracted interest from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Ferguson allegedly rang Di Canio on Christmas Day in 2001 to lure him to Old Trafford, but was initially told to f**k off as he thought it was a prank.
Redknapp wrote in his new book 'It Shouldn't Happen to a Manager': "If Fergie had got his way in 2001, Paolo Di Canio could have been a great... read more
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