Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has established himself as one of the top players in his position in the Premier League in recent months, and the Wales assistant manager Osian Roberts has pointed out that Manchester United truly missed out on a special talent when he chose to move to the north London club instead, as reported by Goal.com.
Ramsey was given a new contract at the Emirates Stadium club, having hit sensational form in the first half of last season. The player then won the Player of the Season award, having played a key role in Arsenal ending their significant trophy drought by winning the FA Cup.
It could have been very different, however, with Ramsey having joined from Cardiff in 2008. At the time, he also had an opportunity to move to Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd side, but chose to move to London instead.
Roberts, who spoke with Alex Ferguson at the FIFA World Cup 2014 debrief, has spoken about that situation, saying: “[Ferguson] had a strong interest in how Aaron is doing because he was very close to signing him.
“He probably looks at it now as one that he lost out on and got away from him.
“It was really nice that he spoke about Aaron.”