Former Man Utd Star Nails Difference Between Club And Chelsea

Shame he wasn't so accurate with his shooting.
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Shame he wasn't so accurate with his shooting.

Diego Forlan wasn't the most popular player at Old Trafford during his ill-fated spell at Manchester United, but he's certainly made himself popular with his thoughts on the Pedro transfer saga.

United have been linked with a move for Pedro for weeks, only for Chelsea to make a last-minute bid and tempt him to London.

Having played for United, Forlan can't understand Pedro's decision to choose to join the reigning Premier League champions.

In his column for The National he said: "As a player, I know who’d I’d choose if Manchester United and Chelsea came in for me.

"One is one of the three clubs biggest in the world; the other is a club who’ve grown because of a rich owner.

"I always remember my old captain Roy Keane before a game against Tottenham Hotspur.

"He said 'Tottenham think they’re a big club and they are in London, but they’re not really a big club, they don’t compare to United.'

"Chelsea are the same. When I moved to England they were not a team which came close to winning big trophies. Money changed them." 

Ouch. Forlan won't have made any friends in West London with his comments but he'll have made plenty in Manchester, especially given his comments on what it's like to live in the city.

"I’ve seen the argument that London is more attractive to players than Manchester. If a player wants to go shopping in Harrods then that might be the case, but the players I know want to play football.

"Manchester can get a bad press. It shouldn’t. It’s a good city to live in, with great people."

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