Real right choice - Kaka

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Kaka has "no regrets" about his decision to reject a move to Manchester City in favour of Real Madrid despite the £200 million outlay on players by Mark Hughes' side.

City's executive chairman Garry Cook accused AC Milan of "bottling" the deal which would have made Kaka the highest paid player in the world had it gone through in January. Instead, Kaka opted to move to the Bernabeu in a reported £56million transfer last summer.

Speaking ahead of Brazil's friendly international with England in Doha on Saturday night, Kaka said: "Do I regret not moving to Manchester City? No. I am happy with what I have chosen in my life."

He added: "I've spoken a lot to Robinho and he is very happy there and Manchester City have bought a lot of quality players.

"But now I am with Real Madrid and very happy with the choice I made. I have no regrets with the decision I made."

Kaka believes the clash with Fabio Capello's England is still significant despite the absence of so many senior players from both sides.

"It is not just England who have injuries but also a lot of Brazilian players are injured," he said. "This makes the game not so rich but it is still a good game to see some of the other England players and also to play one of the favourite teams for the next World Cup.

"This will be a great chance for us to play against a big team in the world even with the injuries."

Kaka praised the influence of Capello on England. The Brazilian added: "What qualities do England possess? I think the Fabio Capello factor is a very important thing to understand. They have good individual players and there are good characteristics to the side in every game.

"England are a very tough team to play against but that is good because it is a big motivation now to understand how England play."

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