27 Year Old French Star Explains Why He Snubbed Man Utd

AC Milan’s on form forward Jeremy Menez has explained why he chose to turn down a move to Manchester United four years ago, telling the press that it was a decision he felt he had to make at the time, despite the opportunity to work under legendary manager Alex Ferguson, as reported by the Daily Express.

Menez returned to Serie A this summer, having previously played for AS Roma, and has been sensational since his return.

Three goals in two games have rewarded Pippo Inzaghi for his faith, and one of these, a back heeled finish in a 5-4 goal fest last weekend, will be a goal of the season contender.

He was forced to seek a new club this summer after falling out of favour at Paris Saint Germain, moving to Milan.

Menez has revealed that he had a chance to move to Old Trafford before joining PSG, but turned Ferguson down.

Menez said: “Saying no to Ferguson wasn’t easy, but I was still young and I had to follow my own path.

“Then when [Vincenzo] Montella came to Roma, it became difficult. Before he came, I was playing all the time, but he had different ideas.

“I was then a first-team regular at Paris Saint-Germain under Carlo Ancelotti, but Laurent Blanc came along and he dropped me.

“After an operation, I came back and scored, but nothing changed. I accepted his decision, even if it was hard,” he added.

“It was a difficult year, but it helped me grow.”


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