Brazil legend Rivaldo reveals that Manchester United would have been his club of option to sign up with had he moved to the Premier League during his time at Barcelona.
Brazil legend Rivaldo has actually exposed that he would have liked to play for Manchester United if he had actually ever moved to the Premier League.
The Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year winner ended up for 14 various clubs during a renowned profession, most especially Barcelona from 1997 to 2002.
Rivaldo never ever moved to England in spite of being linked to United around the turn of the century, however the World Cup winner confessed that the Red Devils would have been his Premier League club of option.
“At the time that there were rumours about my potential transfer to Manchester United, they had recently won the Champions League in an epic final against Bayern Munich,” Rivaldo informed Betfair.
” I remained in the stands at the Nou Camp that night and believed that, if I were going to play in the Premier League one day, my club of option would beUnited Obviously, there were other great clubs in England then like Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool, however United constantly captured my attention for whatever they were accomplishing and the way they were playing in those days.
” Sir Alex Ferguson constantly stated advantages about me when I faced them, so I have a specific love for the club and it would be my option if I was permitted to select any club in the Premier League.
“I remember playing against them in the Champions League, especially in two huge games that ended with the same result – 3-3 – one at Old Trafford and the other at Camp Nou in the 1998-99 competition.”
Rivaldo made 813 appearances at club level in overall, 235 of which came during his time with Barcelona.