French striker reveals why he rejected Manchester United in 2010

Sir Alex Ferguson

Jeremy Menez says he was too young to join United when Sir Alex Ferguson made the move four years ago.

Jeremy Menez showed last week just what we have all known about the French forward since he burst onto the scene at Sochaux.

He has bagged three goals from his first two goals at the club as he finally looks call a place home at the San Siro.

When he was at Monaco, who he joined in 2006, he was a star in the making with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool reportedly tracking the attacker.

But he made some bad choices over the past six or so years. His move to AS Roma turned quickly sour and a similar theme continued after he joined big-spending Paris Saint-Germain in 2011.

But a year previously, during one of his better spells at Roma, he could have joined Manchester United.

He revealed to Gazzetta dello Sport that Sir Alex Ferguson made an approach for the player, but he spurned them. He revealed:

“Saying no to Ferguson wasn’t easy, but I was still young and I had to follow my own path. Then when [former boss Vincenzo] Montella came to Roma, it became difficult for everybody. Before he came, I was playing all the time, but he had different ideas."

That summer United ended up spending their money on Javier Hernandez and Bebe instead as Menez, who was 23 at the time, felt a move to United had come to early in his career.

Now he is at Milan where he has started with a bang and no football fan will begrudge him finally settling down and living up to the expectations had of him early in his career. The same ability that once convinced United boss Sir Alex Ferguson to make a move for him.

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