How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED However, a horrendous attack in 2010 put an end to the move completely.Aged 29 at the time, Cabanas was shot in the head in the toilets of Bar Bar nightclub in Mexico City where he was the star player for Club America by a man claiming to be a drug dealer.A six-hour operation stopped the internal bleeding, but doctors left the bullet in his brain for fear of doing further damage – putting an end to any chance of playing in the World Cup later that year, where he was expected to star.Speaking to Telefuturo, Cabanas said: “I had signed a pre-contract agreement for £1.3million)for a transfer to Europe. They told me my destination would be Manchester United. RANKED Most read football stories MONEY impact Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Sir Alex Ferguson was reportedly an admirer of the powerful forward Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade highlights smart causal Salvador Cabanas was set to become a Manchester United player before he was shot in the head outside of a nightclub in Mexico.The Paraguay international, who survived the attack, won the South American Player of the Year Award in 2007 and Sir Alex Ferguson was reportedly a huge fan. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Cabanas in action for Club America before the attempted murder “Club America doubled my salary and gave me one apartment in Acapulco and another in Cancun to try and keep me at the club.”Incredibly, the striker made a comeback with hometown club Club 12 de Octubre in 2012 before retiring two years later.Now aged 38, he works in a bakery in the Paraguayan capital city of Asuncion selling bread. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible standings Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware 2 “I am going to keep moving forward,” he added.“I like the work, people recognise me and ask me about football. I have a lot of fun.”Cabanas scored 10 goals in 44 appearances for his country, representing them at the 2006 World Cup. Blessed with exceptional power and finishing ability, he finished as top scorer in the Copa Libertadores a year later.