Trezeguet claims United snub

28 June 2007 12:36
David Trezeguet claims he rejected the opportunity to move to Manchester United in favour of staying at Juventus. The France international striker pledged his future to the Turin club after signing a new four-year contract earlier in the week, but claims he had the opportunity to join United and both Liverpool and Barcelona. The 29-year-old has been at Juventus since the summer of 2000 when he moved from AS Monaco in an £18million transfer. "My father (and agent) told me I had other propositions from ambitious clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Barcelona," Trezeguet told L'Equipe. "But as soon as Juventus showed their desire to keep me I accepted immediately." Trezeguet first registered on United boss Sir Alex Ferguson's radar when he helped knock the Red Devils out of the Champions League in the 1997/98 season. His goal in a 1-1 second leg draw at Old Trafford dumped Ferguson's side out at the quarter-final stage.

Source: ESA