In the immediate aftermath of World Cup '98 (remember when everyone thought David Beckham was a pr*ck?), Alex Ferguson was extremely keen on bringing the Dutchman to Old Trafford to join the likes of Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham & Ole Gunnar Solskjaer up front.
Kluivert seemed interested in joining the Red Devils too, but the moment he heard that Barcelona might be in for him the striker went colder than a Tuesday night in Stoke on the idea and ended up joining the Catalans an hour before the transfer window shut.
Fergie reacted by stating, "Maybe he doesn't know how big a club Manchester United is," signed Dwight Yorke instead, and won the treble.
However, Kluivert may be having the last laugh after stories came out recently that he told his son not to sign for United either! Let it go guys.