Benfica star Enzo Perez learned most from former Manchester United and Chelsea man Juan Sebastian Veron

Juan Sebastián Verón

Benfica midfielder Enzo Perez speaks highly of former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron.

Manchester United-linked Enzo Perez has revealed that Juan Sebastian Veron is the player who has had the biggest effect on his career.

Perez and Veron played together at Estudiantes, and the former opens up about his relationship with his Argentine compatriot.

'The one who influenced me the most, who taught me the most on and off the pitch, and is a very positive reference for me, is Juan Sebastian Veron', the midfielder told the Champions Magazine.

'I was lucky to play with him for four years at Estudiantes in Argentina. I learned a lot from him and I took advantage (of playing with him); he has played for some big clubs.

'He’d had so much experience playing abroad, and back then he was playing in Argentina and trying to use all the experience he had gained abroad for the benefit of his team, And I certainly made the most of all the good things Veron taught me'.

Veron is one of the best Argentine players of all time and won multiple honours in Italy. However, the 39-year-old former midfielder failed to make a huge impact on English football.

The Argentine joined United from Lazio in the summer of 2001 and was on the books of the Red Devils for two years. Veron then moved to Chelsea, but once again he failed to succeed, eventually leaving Stamford Bridge in 2007.

Perez was strongly linked with a move to United in the summer transfer window, but the 28-year-old midfielder remained at Benfica with whom he has a contract until June 2018.

If Perez does move to United, then he will certainly hope that he does not suffer the same fate as Veron...

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