Daniele de Rossi has said he is over the moon that he didn’t join Manchester United in the summer and that he’d have been killing himself after how the first half of the season has panned out.
Following the summer, De Rossi admitted that he would have considered a move to United if we had tried to sign him earlier in the window but by the time our bid had been submitted, it was too late.
Roma then went on to set a Serie A record with ten straight wins at the start of the season while United struggled in the first year with David Moyes at the helm, and De Rossi couldn’t be happier about his decision.
“Thank goodness I didn’t go to Manchester United, otherwise right now I’d be killing myself” he said according to Corriere dello Sport.
De Rossi’s comments were not a direct quote or a dig at United, they were more an honest opinion that De Rossi wouldn’t have been able to live with himself if he had left Roma in the summer and missed out on the chance to win Serie A with the club he spent his entire career with.
However, without Sir Alex Ferguson United are a different beast altogether and now don’t represent the almost guaranteed silverware we did previously, which could potentially put some players off but hopefully we can still attract the sort of players we need to bring ourselves back into contention in the Premier League.