PSG star reveals United snub

Published Add your comment

Football News

Paris Saint-Germain’s Jeremy Menez has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to join Manchester United eight years ago, instead opting to develop his career in France.

The wideman was pondering an offer from United in 2004 having not yet agreed professional terms with Sochaux, before he eventually decided to stay put in order to secure regular first team football.

Menez went as far as discussing a potential switch to Old Trafford with Sir Alex Ferguson in his office, but eventually decided it wasn’t the right time in his career to move to the Premier League.

"It was a pleasure," the 25-year-old winger told L'Equipe. "I had watched Manchester United on television. This is a club with a great coach and great players, and I was flattered that they were interested in me.

"In Mr. Ferguson's office, there was much talk. But I didn't talk much, I just listened to Ferguson. He told me what he expected of me and spoke about money. He doesn't beat about the bush!

"But it was too early for me to go abroad. You tell yourself that it may be now or never. But in such circumstances, one must remain calm.

"I had only been at Sochaux for three years and I was not in a hurry to leave."

Menez eventually went on to leave Sochaux in 2006 for Monaco, before a brief stint with Serie A outfit Roma which in turn led to his move to PSG.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again