I hated England! Ex-Manchester United and Chelsea star Juan Veron blasts Premier League

27 June 2010 08:45
Argentina midfielder Juan Veron has blasted English football claiming his time in the Premier League nearly made him quit football altogether.

Veron - who is leading Argentina's World Cup charge - moved to Manchester United from Lazio in 2001 before swapping Old Trafford for Chelsea two years later.

The 35-year-old arrived in England with a massive reputation - but he failed to live up to expectations before Chelsea loaned him to Inter Milan in 2004.

The middle man: Argentina midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron

But Veron is quoted as saying in the News of the World: 'I wandered around Europe like a gypsy, without ever finding happiness or somebody who understood me.

'That's why I went back to Estudiantes. I was tired of being a wanderer.

'England has a spectacular Premier League but that's it. They don't train very much and there were no proper warm-ups at Manchester United. 

Unhappy: Juan Veron didn't enjoy his time in England

'Paul Scholes would turn up and fire off a shot, without warming up, from 50 metres towards the goal even when it was minus five degrees.

'I did that once and I pulled a muscle from my knee to my hip.

'I was never happy in England and my time there made me question my desire to continue playing.'

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Source: Daily_Mail