I Regret Joining Chelsea - Ex-Man Utd Player Says

Former Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron admits he regrets leaving Old Trafford to join Chelsea in 2003.

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The Red Devils broke the British transfer record to sign the Argentina international on a £28.1million deal from Lazio in 2001.

Veron started spectacularly at the Theatre of Dreams but his form faded and he was sold after his second season at the club in a £15m deal to Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea had recently been taken over by Roman Abramovich but Veron says he regrets making the move and wishes he stayed to play under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Looking back, I didn’t make the right choice, Veron told FourFourTwo.

I should have stayed in Manchester. My wife left Manchester in tears. We were used to moving cities and I’d never seen her crying because of a move.

I had talked to Ferguson and he had told me that he couldn’t guarantee my spot in the team; that I had to earn it. And it was logical. I didn’t think it through.


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