EPL: Why I Rejected Man Utd for Arsenal – Aaron Ramsey Speaks

Wales midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, has opened up on why he rejected a Manchester United transfer for Arsenal in his career back in 2008.

According to Ramsey, he rejected a move to Manchester United in 2008 because Arsenal felt like ‘the right decision’ for him.

Recall that both Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger personally contacted Ramsey to convince him to join their respective teams a little over 15 years ago.

The then 17-year-old finished the 2007-2008 season with two goals and three assists in 21 games across competitions for Cardiff City.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, the 32-year-old said: “I was always a Cardiff supporter, but my dad was a Manchester United fan and I watched them quite a lot with him. It was a strange time in my life, to have two teams I’d watched so much as a child showing interest in me. I spoke to both managers on the phone a few times.

“I was 17 years old and I was getting voicemails from Fergie and Arsene Wenger! It was mad. Arsenal felt like the right decision for me. I remember showing up to training on my first day and seeing Kolo Toure, Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Adebayor, William Gallas… I had to pinch myself…”

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