Wednesday November 10 2010
Menez nearly joined Man Utd

Roma playmaker Jeremy Menez has revealed how he came very close to joining Manchester United as a teenager.

The 23-year-old France international was tipped for the top at a young age and attracted interest from Europe's best teams.

Interviewed on Ma Chaine Sport, Menez said: "It's true. When I was 15, Sir Alex Ferguson wanted me at Manchester United.

"But then we decided together that it was better if I grew up at a less important club.

"In the future, if I do well, I could have another chance with United."

Menez then turned his attention back to Roma's season in Serie A.

"Our objective is to win the Scudetto.

"Claudio Ranieri respects me and I believe that I will be in top form in two months' time.

"Rome is a strange place. It's not easy to establish yourself here."

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