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.[LNB]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.[LNB]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.[LNB] The middle man: Argentina midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron [LNB]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. [LNB]'That's why I went back to Estudiantes. I was tired of being a wanderer. [LNB]'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. [LNB] Unhappy: Juan Veron didn't enjoy his time in England[LNB]'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.[LNB]'I did that once and I pulled a muscle from my knee to my hip. [LNB]'I was never happy in England and my time there made me question my desire to continue playing.'[LNB] Liverpool snub Benitez over £25m Mascherano as Barcelona lie in waitMaradona: A dig at FIFA, a swipe at Spain, but Argentina are thrivingWe're just not that Inter you, Javier! Italians cool on pricey Liverpool star[LNB]  

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