Torres joined the Reds in 2007 and went on to attain 81 objectives in 142 appearances and is held in excessive regard by Liverpool followers.
He just lately left boyhood membership Atletico Madrid for Japanese facet Sagan Tosu after his contract expired.
Nonetheless, he got here near becoming a member of the Pink Devils over the Anfield facet – based on Manchester Night Information.
United’s forwards have been in bother in 2006.
Ruud van Nistelrooy had been proven the exit door while Louis Saha and Alan Smith have been hampered with harm troubles.
And the Spaniard had been scouted, who was tearing up La Liga for Atletico on the time.
Finally, Sir Alex Ferguson opted in opposition to the signing for a 12 months and had plans to revisit the subsequent summer season.
However MEN report that United have been furious with the striker after he opted to affix main rivals Liverpool as a substitute.
“Torres was a really, very proficient particular person,” Ferguson wrote.
“We watched him many instances and tried to signal him when he was 16.
“We expressed our curiosity two years earlier than he joined Liverpool, however we all the time felt that our contact with him would finish solely in him receiving an improved contract at Atletico Madrid.”
In the meantime, Torres has revealed he solely had one factor on his thoughts after leaving Atletico.
“I’ve had presents from France, Germany and even one from Spain however at no level did I ever take into consideration going to a different European group,” Torres mentioned on Tuesday.
“I wished a brand new problem in a very completely different place.”