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Ballon d’Or winner regrets not joining Manchester United

Juventus legend Pavel Nedved admits not joining Manchester United is the only regret he has from his career.

Ballon d'Or winner regrets not joining Manchester United

The Czech Republic midfielder had stints at Sparta Prague and Lazio before a big money move to Turin in 2001.

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The 44-year-old was Zinedine Zidane’s replacement and was a key figure in Serie A title victories in 2002 and 2003.

Nedved’s form during Juve’s run to the Champions League final in 2003 was rewarded with the Ballon d’Or in the same year and the Czech is widely considered to be one of the finest players of his generation.

However, after a glittering, trophy-laden career, Nedved’s revealed that he only has one regret – not joining Manchester United.

‘A regret? That I never played for Manchester United, I’d have liked that,’ said Nedved.

‘The transfer was never on the table though, there was only Chelsea.

‘I liked the generation of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, who I admired. I was a little bit jealous of Karel Poborsky who played in Manchester and experienced great matches. I know he still feels that love.’

3 Comments on Ballon d’Or winner regrets not joining Manchester United

  1. Neved bad player then

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  2. That one don past

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  3. Good for him

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