Wrexham tried to bring ex-Man Utd star out of retirement but he wasn’t tempted

Wrexham tried to sign former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster before he retired, it's been revealed.

Foster hung up his gloves at the end of last season after a respectable career which saw him make the most saves in Premier League history. He's now fully focused on his new hobby as a YouTuber and podcaster.

But if he'd wanted to, Foster could've been helping the National League leaders with their promotion push to the Football League this year. "Wrexham were one of the clubs I got an offer from earlier in the season," he told Live Score.

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The 39-year-old actually played for Wrexham back in 2005, long before they were owned by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

During a loan spell from Stoke City he made 21 appearances and helped them to win the EFL Trophy, with the Welsh club then in League One.

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"I had a few offers. [Wrexham] would have been cool," he admitted. "I'm over the moon for them. I actually won the LDV Vans Trophy [EFL Trophy] with Wrexham.

"They've changed the name about 700 times since then. It's good to see. The thing with Wrexham is it's such a football community and the people really care about that club.

"Even when I was there, they were going through tough times financially and had some owners they didn't quite trust. It's nice to see they've now got owners that really care about not only the club but the community."

Foster also received an offer to be Newcastle's back-up keeper last summer, while Tottenham considered signing him earlier this year following Hugo Lloris' injury. But The Cycling GK said he's "at peace" with his career being over.


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