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Ex-Arsenal Midfielder Regrets Snubbing Man Utd

Amuda Segun



Emmanuel Petit

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has revealed that he regrets turning down a move to Manchester United during his playing career.

Emmanuel Petit talked about snubbing a move to Manchester United in a chat with Paddy Power.

According to him, he received two separate calls from then Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson before joining Premier League rivals Chelsea in 2001.

Emmanuel Petit also revealed that then Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also contacted him physically when he wanted to make a return to the Premier League.

The French World Cup winner was an Arsenal player when he helped France to win their first FIFA World Cup tournament which was hosted on home soil.

Petit added a third goal for France in the 3-0 thrashing of them world champions Brazil.

The Arsenal legend was at the club for three years between 1997 and 2000 before he signed for Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona.

During his time at Arsenal, he won the 1997/98 Premier League title and the 1998 FA Cup title.

Emmanuel Petit didn’t have the best of times at the Nou Camp where he spent one season before returning to the Premier League with Chelsea in 2001.

In his two Premier League stints, he scored 11 goals and also added 23 assists in 140 appearances.

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