Former France international and Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has admitted that he should joined Old Trafford outfit Manchester United when he left the Highbury to join Barcelona at Camp Nou, this is as reported by BBC Sport (via Goal).
Petit joined Arsenal in 1997 but left the North London club for Barcelona after three fruitful years under Arsene Wenger – he won the Premier League and the FA Cup during his spell at Arsenal. However, he moved to Barcelona in the summer of 2000.
The former France midfielder spent just one year in Spain with the Catalan club. He moved back to the Premier League to join Chelsea. His departure from Barcelona stemmed from the internal tension in the dressing room of Barcelona following Catalunya push to become an independent Nation outside Spain, according to the report.
For the aforementioned reason, Petit has admitted he wished he didn’t move to Barcelona after he decided to leave Arsenal. While speaking to BBC, via Goal, the football retiree said:
“Maybe I should have gone to Manchester United and had a chance to play at Old Trafford with Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and co. It was another mistake from myself.”
He had earlier revealed to Football365.fr that he regrettably passed on the chance of joining the Red Devils following his unfruitful stint with Spanish giants Barcelona. Which ever way, both reports from BBC and Football365 shows he thinks it would be better if he had joined Sir Alex Ferguson at the Theatre of Dreams.
Meanwhile, United moved up to the Premier League standing after a convincing performance that saw them bested Sunderland 3- 0. Wayne Rooney finally scored after 1000 mins. And, United will be hosting Wolfburg this Tuesday in their Champions League match as they also prepare to travel to London to face Arsenal in their League match.